The UL-Lafayette baseball team released its 2015 schedule Thursday, one that features 28 home games and a weekend series at Alabama.

Coming off of an NCAA super regional appearance a year ago, the Cajuns open the season Feb. 13-15 on the road at UTSA. The home opener is slated for Feb. 20 against Stony Brook at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.

“I think its good that we get started on the road early,” coach Tony Robichaux said. “This team has got to get weathered having lost a lot of players to the draft last year. I think this schedule will be good because it gives us tests on the road early. We are going to have to play ourselves into a good baseball team, and this schedule gives a great opportunity to do just that.”

UL-Lafayette heads to Birmingham, Alabama, from Feb. 27-March 1 to face Alabama in a three-game series at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

“We are so fortunate to have worked out a home-and-home series with Alabama,” Robichaux added. “I think it was great that Mitch Gaspard and his team came here first. You don’t see that very often. This road trip will put us in a regional type atmosphere. Alabama is a program with a lot of history and tradition, and facing them will only help to weather our team.”

The Ragin’ Cajuns have 12 in-state games on the schedule, highlighted by a March 31 contest in Metairie against LSU in the Wally Pontiff Classic.

The Cajuns will also face Houston, which reached last year’s super regionals, in a midweek game April 7.

The conference schedule gets underway early with Troy coming to town for a three-game series on March 6-8. The Ragin’ Cajuns will also face Arkansas State (March 27-29), newcomer Georgia Southern (April 3-5), UT-Arlington (April 24-26) and South Alabama (May 8-10) at home in conference play.

Louisiana heads to conference foes UALR (March 13-15), Georgia State (March 20-22), Texas State (April 17-19), newcomer Appalachian State (May 1-3) and ULM (May 14-16) during the season.

The series at the Warhawks is the season finale for the Cajuns.

“We do have two new opponents on our schedule in conference play, but our biggest opponent is going to be ourselves,” Robichaux said. The bottom line is that our conference has always been good. You have to be able to play weekend after weekend and be consistent to be a champion. Last year’s team was able to that and played well on the road.”

The Sun Belt Conference Tournament will be held May 20-24 in Troy, Alabama.

Schedule

FEBRUARY

13-15, at UTSA

18, at Northwestern State

20-22, Stony Brook

24, McNeese State

27-28, at Alabama (Birmingham, Ala.)

MARCH

1, at Alabama (Birmingham, Ala.)

4, Northwestern State

6-8, Troy

10, UNO

11, at Southern

13-15, at Arkansas-Little Rock

20-22, at Georgia State

24, at McNeese State

25, Nicholls State

27-29, Arkansas State

31, vs. LSU (Wally Pontiff Classic, Metairie).

APRIL

3-5, Georgia Southern

7, Houston

10-12, Jackson State

14, Southeastern Louisiana

17-19, at Texas State

21, at Southeastern Louisiana

22, Southern

24-26, UT-Arlington

28, at Nicholls State

MAY

1-3, at Appalachian State

8-10, South Alabama

12, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

14-16, ULM

20-24, Sun Belt Conference tournament, Troy, Alabama.