UNO announces 2021 baseball schedule
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Privateers have announced their 2021 baseball schedule which begins with the Andre Dawson Classic on Feb. 19. This year, the Southland Conference announced an expanded 40-game league schedule.
In accordance with local guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate starting with very limited allowed capacity. A limited number of season tickets will be sold, allowing fans to guarantee their seat for every home game.
With that announcement, the Privateers have a limited number of scheduled midweeks. The Pelican Cup, which has been contested over three games against Tulane since being reinstated, is now down to one game on Feb. 23 at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
The Privateers will also host South Alabama (Mar. 3), LSU (Mar. 10) and Louisiana (May 18) to round out their midweek schedule. It will be the first time the Privateers host LSU since 2017.
In non-conference play, the Privateers will begin by hosting a pair of opponents. New Orleans welcomes ULM for the weekend of Feb. 26. It will be just the second time the two sides have hooked up in the last decade.
New Orleans will also host Valparaiso the following weekend. The Privateers swept a weekend series against the Crusaders in Blake Dean’s first year as head coach (2016).
The last non-conference weekend comes at the end of the regular season and sees the Privateers head to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State. The last meeting between the two teams was in the NCAA Midwest Regional in 1989.
In Southland play, the Privateers will host HBU to open proceedings on Mar. 12. New Orleans also has home series against Abilene Christian, Sam Houston, Southeastern, and Central Arkansas.
The first road conference series for New Orleans will take place on Mar. 19 when they travel to Stephen F. Austin. The Privateers will also make visits to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UIW, McNeese, and Lamar.
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