Kennesaw State Baseball
Head coach Mike Sansing enters his 25th season KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 17, 2016)…
Georgia (Feb 17, 2016) —
Head coach Mike Sansing enters his 25th season
KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 17, 2016) — The 2016 Kennesaw State baseball season has arrived and 25th year head coach Mike Sansing and the Owls are ready to set their sights on a 54-game slate, which will begin at Stillwell Stadium on Feb. 19 as part of opening weekend and the Atlanta Classic.
The Owls will host 34 games on their home grass and embark on 20 road games, featuring non-conference matchups with in-state rivals Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Mercer. Kennesaw State will also welcome SEC foe Auburn to Stillwell Stadium on April 12 as part of a home-and-home. KSU will trek to USC Upstate, Jacksonville and Florida Gulf Coast in A-Sun action, while hosting UNF, defending conference champions Lipscomb, Stetson and A-Sun newcomer NJIT.
Sansing recently sat down with KSUOwls.com to talk about the upcoming season.
KSUOwls.com: You will be entering your 25th season as the head coach for the Owls. Give us an overview of where the program is today.
Sansing: I feel like the program is continuing to develop. I think for all programs, you want them to continue to improve and get better. I feel like our program has been on the rise coming off the Super Regionals two years ago. Our facilities are improving and the play has been more consistent over the past couple of years. Things are moving in the correct direction.
KSUOwls.com: Is the way the season ended last spring with a two and out in the A-Sun Tournament a source of motivation for the Owls entering 2016?
Sansing: To me, it was very disappointing how we played in the postseason last year. I feel like Kennesaw State baseball has always had a history of progressing throughout the season and getting stronger at the very end. This was one of the few times in postseason history that it didn't go well. We pride ourselves in developing guys and the team to get ready for those postseason opportunities….
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.