Sun Devil Softball Announces 2021 Schedule
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sun Devil Softball has officially released its 2021 schedule, as announced by head coach Trisha Ford and the Pac-12 Conference office.
The Sun Devils will be scheduled to play 52 total contests, including a 32-game conference slate and 20 non-conference matchups. ASU is slated to play 30 games in the confines of Alberta B. Farrington Softball Stadium.
The current schedule is subject to any number of date and time changes due to the volatility of circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis and in keeping with both local and national health recommendations and guidelines. The health and safety of student-athletes remains a top priority of Arizona State University and the Pac-12 Conference.
Additionally, no television selections have been determined at this time, which could further affect the dates and times of this schedule.
All softball competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee health and safety recommendations and guidelines, available at Pac-12.com/health.
The Sun Devils will open the 2021 campaign on Feb. 11 as hosts of the annual Kajikawa Classic in Tempe. Those four games are the first of 10 scheduled home contests for Arizona State to open the season at Farrington Stadium.
Kajikawa hosts BYU, Seattle, and Utah from Feb. 11-13. The Sun Devils face the Cougars in a doubleheader to open the tournament. The single game against Utah is the first of a two-game series that will be completed on March 1.
The home stretch continues with a joint-tournament shared with Phoenix Valley team, Grand Canyon, dubbed the GCU-ASU Classic. The Sun Devils take the diamond against New Mexico and Oklahoma (Feb. 26), Portland State and Iowa State (Feb. 27), and a single game on Sunday afternoon against New Mexico to wrap up the tournament and first month of play.
ASU hits the road for the first time in 2021 as they head for Texas to participate in the UTEP Tournament. Over the course of two days, the Sun Devils will play four games against opponents UTEP, Montana, and Incarnate Word (March 5-6).
ASU plays a trio of non-conference games at home from March 9-15 against Northern Illinois (March 9), Baylor (March. 11), and UTEP (March 15).
ASU will open Pac-12 play on the road on March 19 at UCLA in Los Angeles. It will host the University of Washington in its Pac-12 home opening series beginning March 26.
Conference play consists of a four-game series each weekend, with a doubleheader on the second day of each series. Only three of the four games will count toward the Conference standings, meaning each team will play a total of 32 games against league opponents, but only 24 will count toward the determining the Pac-12 champion.
The two single games and the first game of the doubleheader regardless of day will count as Conference games. If all four games are played, the second game on Day 2 of each series will be counted as a non-conference game. If only three contests are completed in total, they will all count as Conference games.
A midweek road tilt versus BYU (March 31) opens a series at Utah (April 1-3). The Sun Devils then come home for another non-conference foe, GCU (April 6).
ASU hosts back-to-back home series against Stanford (April 9-11) and the annual Territorial Cup series against Arizona in Tempe beginning on Thursday, April 16.
A road series at California (April 23) will continue Pac-12 action ahead of a home set against Oregon (April 3-May 2).
To close out the regular season, the Sun Devils travel to Corvallis for a series at Oregon State.
Television selections will be announced by the Pac-12 in the coming weeks.
Earlier this month, the Pac-12 announced an extension to the prohibition on fan attendance at Pac-12 sport competitions taking place on Pac-12 campuses until further notice. For more information, reference the Pac-12 release here.
2021 Sun Devil Softball Schedule
*- Indicates Pac-12 Conference game
All dates and times are subject to change
Feb. 11 - BYU - 3:00 PM
Feb. 11 - BYU - 5:30 PM
Feb. 12 - Seattle - 6:00 PM
Feb. 13 - Utah - 6:00 PM
Feb. 26 - New Mexico - 2:00 PM
Feb. 26 - Oklahoma - 5:00 PM
Feb. 27 - Portland St. - 2:00 PM
Feb. 27 - Iowa St. - 5:00 PM
Feb. 28 - New Mexico - 11:00 AM
Mar. 1 - Utah - 5:30 PM
Mar. 5 - Montana - 10:00 AM
Mar. 5 - Incarnate Word - 12:30 PM
Mar. 6 - Incarnate Word - 12:30 PM
Mar. 6 - UTEP - 5:30 PM
Mar. 9 - N. Illinois - 6:00 PM
Mar. 11 - Baylor - 6:00 PM
Mar. 15 - UTEP - 3:00 PM
Mar. 15 - UTEP - 5:00 PM
Mar. 19 - UCLA - TBD*
Mar. 20 - UCLA - TBD*
Mar. 20 - UCLA - TBD
Mar. 21 - UCLA - TBD*
Mar. 26 - UW - 6:30 PM*
Mar. 27 - UW - 2:00 PM*
Mar. 27 - UW - 5:00 PM
Mar. 28 - UW - 12:00 PM*
Mar. 31 - BYU - TBD
Apr. 1 - Utah - TBD*
Apr. 2 - Utah - TBD*
Apr. 2 - Utah - TBD
Apr. 3 - Utah - TBD*
Apr. 6 - GCU - 6:00 PM
Apr. 9 - Stanford - 6:30 PM*
Apr. 10 - Stanford - 2:00 PM*
Apr. 10 - Stanford - 5:00 PM
Apr. 11 - Stanford - 6:30 PM*
Apr. 16 - Arizona - 6:30 PM*
Apr. 17 - Arizona - 2:00 PM*
Apr. 17 - Arizona - 2:00 PM
Apr. 18 - Arizona - 2:00 PM*
Apr. 23 - California - TBD*
Apr. 24 - California - TBD*
Apr. 24 - California - TBD
Apr. 25 - California - TBD*
Apr. 30 - Oregon - 6:30 PM*
May 1 - Oregon - 2:00 PM*
May 1 - Oregon - 5:00 PM
May 2 - Oregon - 12:00 PM*
May 7 - OSU - TBD*
May 8 - OSU - TBD*
May 8 - OSU - TBD
May 9 - OSU - TBD*
May 20-23 - Regionals
May 27-30 - Super Regionals
June 3-9 - WCWS