Baseball Announces 2021 Schedule
LOS ANGELES – The UCLA baseball program on Friday officially announced its schedule for the 2021 season. There are currently 53 games on the schedule for UCLA, including 29 home contests at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
This year's schedule will follow a typical format, with three-game weekend series (played primarily Friday through Sunday) and midweek games played on Tuesdays.
The Bruins open the 2021 campaign with a three-game set at home against San Francisco from Feb. 19-21.
UCLA's non-conference slate also features a road set at Cal Poly (Mar. 12-14), home-and-away series against UC Irvine (home on Feb. 26 and 28, away on Feb. 27) and UC Santa Barbara (home on May 14 and 16, away on May 15) and the annual College Baseball Classic, which is co-hosted by USC.
This year's College Baseball Classic, which will be played Mar. 5-7, also features Cal State Fullerton and Pepperdine. The Bruins open the tourney by playing Pepperdine on Friday night, face off against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday afternoon, and then do battle with the rival Trojans on Sunday afternoon. All of UCLA's games in the tournament will be played at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Scheduled midweek opponents include Cal State Fullerton (Mar. 9, Apr. 6), Loyola Marymount (Mar. 23, Apr. 13, May 11), Pepperdine (Mar. 30, Apr. 20), and UC Irvine (May 4).
Pac-12 competition begins with a three-game home series against Arizona from Mar. 19-21. The Bruins will also host conference rivals Washington (Apr. 1-3), Utah (Apr. 16-18), Oregon State (Apr. 30 – May 2), and California (May 21-23).
UCLA will travel for Pac-12 sets at USC (Mar. 26-28), Stanford (Apr. 9-11), Oregon (Apr. 23-25), Washington State (May 7-9), and Arizona State (May 27-29).
The postseason is slated to begin with Regionals on Jun. 4 followed by Super Regionals starting on Jun. 11. The 2021 College World Series is scheduled for Jun. 19-30 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
The Bruins enter the new campaign ranked as high as No. 2 in the country. UCLA – which is anchored by Preseason All-Americans Matt McLain, Zach Pettway, and Kyle Mora – returns its entire starting rotation and all but one starting position player. The Bruins are coming off a 2020 campaign that looked like it had the makings of a special season before it was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bruins won 11 straight games out of the gate, ultimately finishing with a 13-2 record and a No. 1 ranking in the RPI.
To view the entire 2021 schedule, click HERE.
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