NEW YORK - The Lions are set to play thirteen home games at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium in addition to 17 games versus NCAA regional opponents during the upcoming 2013 season.
The challenging schedule features a number of top-notch opponents early on, including the 2012 NCAA national champions, University of Arizona.
The Lions will kick off the season in Texas with a four-game series at Lamar beginning Friday, March 1.
A week later, Columbia continues westward to Arizona for a trio of games against the Wildcats, marking the first time in program history the Lions will take on a defending national championship team.
From there, the Lions head down to sunny Florida for this year's spring break trip, which will feature a set of six contests. The Lions will first play four games at University of Central Florida in Orlando before heading south to Miami for two matchups against the Hurricanes.
Next, Columbia returns to New York for three games vs. NYIT and one at Army before opening the 2013 home slate with a doubleheader against local rival Manhattan on Wednesday, March 27 at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium.
The Lions remain home to open Ivy League action with two consecutive doubleheaders against Harvard and Dartmouth, and will conclude the 2013 regular season with a pair of games at Penn in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 27.
"We are very excited about the schedule this spring," said Columbia baseball head coach Brett Boretti. "It is very challenging, with seven NCAA regional participants and two Super-Regional teams. It will prepare us as well as can be for the conference season and hopefully the NCAA tournament."