FMU weekend sports events (Feb. 18-19)

FMU weekend sports events (Feb. 18-19)

The Francis Marion University baseball and men's and women's tennis teams will play at home on Saturday, while the men's and women's basketball squads will be on the road.

The unbeaten Patriot baseball team (8-0) will look to establish its best start in program history when the Patriots entertain Newberry College for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium.  General admission for the Jeffords Allstate Insurance Day twinbill is $8 for adults and $5 for students (FMU students are admitted free with ID).

The nationally ranked FMU tennis teams will play host to Erskine College at 1 p.m. on the Kassab Courts.  Both squads were 3-0 heading into Friday's match with Wingate University.

The hoops teams will play a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday with the women's contest tipping off at 4 p.m. and the men's game at 6 p.m.

The FMU women's basketball squad (15-11, 10-7) has moved into a tie for second place with UNC Pembroke in the PBC's East Division standings and will be looking to complete a season sweep of the Pirates (9-17, 5-12).

The Francis Marion men (11-15, 6-11), winners of three straight, are now within one-and-a-half games of the all-important fourth-place position in the East Division.  Armstrong State (10-16, 5-12) defeated the Patriots 85-82 earlier this season in Florence.

On Sunday, the FMU baseball squad will play a 2 p.m. game at Newberry College and the Patriot women's tennis team will play at NCAA Division I Coastal Carolina University at 11 a.m.