NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt will host 35 games at Hawkins Field and play 54 contests, highlighting the complete 2021 schedule unveiled by head coach Tim Corbin on Wednesday.
For just the second time in the past five seasons, the Commodores will open a campaign at home, welcoming Wright State on Feb. 19 for a three-game weekend series.
Starting the season in our backyard. 🏠
— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBoys) January 20, 2021
Opening weekend will mark the beginning of a 12-game homestand to begin the season. The stretch includes weekend series against Georgia State (Feb. 26-28) and Illinois-Chicago (March 5-7), as well as midweek games against Western Kentucky (Feb. 23) and Memphis (March 9).
Vanderbilt will travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for its first road trip of the campaign, facing off with Oklahoma State (March 12-14) for a three-game road tilt. Following the series with the Cowboys, the Commodores will return to Nashville to match up with Belmont at Hawkins Field on March 16 in their final tuneup before Southeastern Conference play begins.
Battle of the Boys.
— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBoys) January 26, 2021
Vanderbilt opens SEC play at home for the first time since 2016 when the squad takes on South Carolina (March 19-21). The Commodores will also host league foes Georgia (April 8-10), Mississippi State (April 23-25), Alabama (May 7-9) and Kentucky (May 20-22).
— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBoys) January 19, 2021
The Commodores’ SEC road slate includes trips to Missouri (March 25-27), LSU (April 1-3), Tennessee (April 16-18), Florida (April 30-May 2) and Ole Miss (May 14-16).
Vanderbilt will also host midweek matchups against in-state foes Belmont (March 16), Lipscomb (March 23), Tennessee Tech (March 30), UT-Martin (April 6) and Austin Peay (April 20), as well as Eastern Kentucky (April 13), North Alabama (May 11) and Florida International (May 18).
The annual Battle of the Barrel against Louisville will be renewed on May 4, as the Commodores will travel to Jim Patterson Stadium to face the Cardinals.
Dates, opponents and game times for the Commodores’ 2021 slate are subject to change. Vanderbilt will release its plans related to baseball ticket sales and fan attendance in the near future, as it continues to monitor developments around COVID-19.