LSU baseball releases 2021 schedule, full slate with midweek games
The SEC released it's plan for the 2021 baseball season and for the first time since the global pandemic hit, the sports calendar looks very normal.
LSU and all SEC will be able to play a full 56 game schedule including mid-week games against non-conference opponents.
LSU is set to start play on February 19 when they will play host to three different clubs.
The Tigers are preseason ranked #7 by Collegiate Baseball and #8 in Perfect Game's top 25 rankings.
Below is a release sent by LSU:
LSU on Tuesday released its 56-game 2021 baseball schedule, which includes 10 three-game Southeastern Conference series. The seventh-ranked Tigers will play 28 games against teams ranked in the Collegiate Baseball preseason Top 50.
Information about tickets and Alex Box Stadium seating capacities will be sent to season ticket holders later this week. Starting times and dates for all games are subject to change once the SEC determines its television schedule.
The 2021 season opens at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field at 7 p.m. CT on Friday, February 19, when the Tigers face Air Force to begin Military Appreciation Weekend. LSU will also meet Notre Dame and Louisiana Tech during the opening weekend of competition.
The non-conference schedule is also highlighted by weekend home series versus UC Riverside, Oral Roberts and UT San Antonio, and midweek matchups against all of Louisiana’s Division I programs.
The 30-game Southeastern Conference slate begins with a weekend home series versus Mississippi State on March 19. The Tigers will also play host to league foes Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Arkansas and Alabama, and LSU will travel to play Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Auburn and Texas A&M.
Preparation for the 2021 season is underway, as the Tigers are engaged in conditioning drills and individual workouts. LSU begins its full-squad preseason practice period on Friday, January 29.