January 27, 2023

Skyhawks begin February 4th and 5th in New Mexico

Fort Lewis College head coach Dwight Sanders speaks with assistant coach Paige Gumz while he played with FLC at Adams State University last season. Sanders returns to the top of the FLC for a second season after finishing 20-31 last year. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

With the spring season on the horizon, the Fort Lewis College softball team recently announced that its 2023 schedule will include 20 home games for Skyhawks fans.

Fort Lewis’ 2023 campaign will feature a total of 53 games with 20 home content, 44 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games and nine non-conference showdowns.

The Skyhawks will open their season in Los Lunas, New Mexico, in the South-Central Regional Tournament (February 4-5) hosted by Western New Mexico. The Skyhawks will face off against Lone Star Conference members Texas Permian Basin, West Texas A&M and Western New Mexico, and Great Northwest Athletic Conference member Simon Fraser.

The following week, Fort Lewis will travel to the Lone Star State for another five contests at the West Texas A&M Invitational (February 10-12). The Skyhawks will again face off against the West Texas Buffaloes, playing two games each against Texas A&M Kingsville and Eastern New Mexico.

From then on, it’s all about the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game. The Skyhawks open their conference schedule on February 18-19 at the regular-season reigning RMAC Champions Colorado Mesa. Other road series include Chadron State (March 4-5), Regis (March 18-19), MSU Denver (March 24-25), New Mexico Highlands (April 15-16), and Colorado Christian ( April 4-16). 28-29).

FLC will play its first home games on February 25th and 26th at Aspen Field against the Colorado School of Mines. Other home series include CSU Pueblo (March 11-12), Black Hills State (April 1-2), University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (April 6-7), and Adams State (April 22-23). ).

Fort Lewis College head coach Dwight Sanders will begin his second season with the Skyhawks. Last season, FLC finished 20-31 overall and 20-20 in RMAC play to secure sixth and final place in the RMAC tournament. While the Skyhawks lost to Regis and Colorado Mesa in back-to-back games, Sanders has strengthened both the roster and the team’s coaching staff with Paige Adair, 2022 D2CCA South Central Region and RMAC Pitcher of the Year, as a volunteer assistant coach.

The 2023 RMAC tournament is scheduled for May 4-6 at the top-ranked team’s campus. Only the top six of the twelve teams in the conference take part in the tournament.

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