WONC Sports Spring Broadcast Schedule: Softball and Baseball

By Lucas Burris

The winter sports seasons and basketball on FM 89 are coming to a close, meaning that spring is almost sprung here in Naperville. WONC Sports is looking forward to our Spring 2021 broadcast schedule of North Central College Baseball and Softball. WONC Sports will cover every home game for the baseball and softball teams except two doubleheaders that the teams are playing simultaneously at home, a total of 34 games will be broadcast on FM 89 this spring.

The NCC Baseball team comes into this season ranked #6 by Perfect Game and #5 by D3Baseball. The Cardinals went 7-0 in 2020 before their season was canceled due to COVID. Head Coach Ed Mathey enters his 16th year leading the program, he is the all-time winningest coach in program history. The baseball team will open its season Sunday, March 7th versus Ripon College at Wheaton College’s Pfund Stadium. On Sunday, March 21st, they will begin home play at 1:00 PM vs Augustana. Both their season opener and home opener will be broadcast on FM 89.

The NCC Softball team comes into this season unranked after finishing last season 7-1 before the COVID shutdown. The Cardinals will be lead by new head coach Venus Taylor. Taylor comes to the Cardinals after two seasons at D1 Charleston Southern University. The Softball team opens up their season at Millikin University on March 20th, followed by their home opener Saturday, March 27th at 1:00 PM, which will be broadcast on FM 89.

Below you can see the complete spring broadcast schedule:

DateTimeNCC TeamOpponent
Sunday,
March 7th
12:00 PM
3:00 PM
BaseballRipon (DH)
Sunday,
March 21st
1:00 PMBaseballAugustana
Wednesday,
March 24th
3:00 PMBaseballNorth Park
Saturday,
March 27th
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
SoftballElmhurst (DH)
Tuesday,
March 30th
2:00 PMBaseballIllinois Wesleyan
Friday,
April 2nd
12:00 PM
3:00 PM
BaseballCarroll (DH)
Tuesday,
April 6th
3:00 PMBaseballMillikin
Saturday,
April 10
12:00 PM
3:00 PM
BaseballElmhurst (DH)
Tuesday,
April 13th
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
SoftballCarthage (DH)
Thursday,
April 15th
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
SoftballNorth Park (DH)
Friday,
April 16th
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
SoftballMount Mary (DH)
Saturday,
April 17th
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
SoftballCarroll (DH)
Sunday,
April 18th
TBABaseballCarthage
Saturday,
April 24th
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
SoftballAugustana (DH)
Sunday,
April 25th
1:00 PMBaseballMillikin
Tuesday,
April 27th
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
SoftballAurora
Wednesday,
April 28th
3:00 PMBaseballAugustana
Thursday,
April 29th
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
SoftballWheaton (DH)
Saturday,
May 1st
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
SoftballIllinois
Wesleyan (DH)
Tuesday,
May 4th
3:00 PMBaseballCarthage
Friday,
May 7th
3:00 PMBaseballIllinois
Wesleyan
Friday,
May 14th
3:00 PMBaseballNorth Park