UNCW baseball reveals 2021 schedule

UNCW baseball reveals 2021 schedule
UNCW baseball (Source: wect)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - UNCW baseball’s 2021 schedule will include 34 home games, highlighted by a three-game series with Dallas Baptist, the university announced on Tuesday.

“This schedule will be a great test for the program and one that I think our fans will enjoy,” said head coach Randy Hood. “We were able to take advantage of our location to play some strong programs in the region while also taking on some new faces.

”This was a tough schedule to put together and we expect some changes and adjustments. But we’re looking forward to the challenges that are presented.”

The Seahawks will play 12 games in a limited Colonial Athletic Association season. The conference has split into two divisions with the College of Charleston, Elon, James Madison and William & Mary joining the Seahawks in the south division. UNCW hosts William & Mary (Apr. 30-May 2) and James Madison (May 7-9) and visit Charleston (Mar. 26-28) and Elon (Apr. 23-25).

Dallas Baptist visits Wilmington (Apr. 16-18) for a three-game series between a pair of programs that have combined for 19 NCAA regional appearances since 2003. The series is the front end of a home-and-home arrangement with the Seahawks heading to Texas in 2022.

UNCW opens its second season under the direction of Hood on Feb. 19 with the first of a four-game series with visiting VCU. The teams will play two on Feb. 20 before wrapping the weekend up with a single game on Feb. 21.

Other home weekend series include Western Carolina, Appalachian State, Cincinnati and UNCG as well as non-conference series with Charleston, William & Mary and Elon.

The 2021 midweek contests will be a staunch test for the Seahawks with games against East Carolina, North Carolina State, Coastal Carolina and North Carolina.

The Seahawks close out the regular season with three games at Charlotte in late May.

Brooks Field will serve as host of the CAA Championship tournament on May 25-30.

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