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Virginia Tech Hokies 2021 Baseball Season Starts Fast

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Last year’s complete collapse of the baseball season, due to COVID related school cancellations ended what was looking to be a promising season. The Hokies have new faces and arms. The season gets started a week later than normal, but first pitch is Feb 19th.

Hokies Baseball starts up on the 19th.
John Schneider - SB Nation

The 2021 Baseball Schedule is out, and wow does it start off quickly. Normally there is nearly a month of non-conference baseball played - usually in better weather conditions in tournaments in the deep south - but this year the Hokies open at home for a fast four games with Kent State, and then the traditional game with Radford on February 23rd. That will be a grand total of four non-conference opening games to get warmed up before hitting the airport for a long trip to Coral Gables to start off the ACC schedule at Miami. The weather promises to be nicer, but the opponent doesn’t.

Coach John Szefc has had his work cut out for him trying to keep a squad together with baseball draft pressures, and losing nearly an entire season. Quite a few stars have departed due to exhausted eligibility and the MLB draft. We’ll talk about those issues in the upcoming roster review. Suffice it to say, the Hokies face a seriously tough 52 game schedule that will end in the May 25th ACC tournament for which only the top 10 teams in the conference qualify. Of course the last few series of the season are actually played after the semester is over. It’s one of the oddities of collegiate baseball and outdoor track that the fan base has to understand.

Here is the entire schedule for 2021; if it holds. COVID is still ruling and there is no guarantee that any game will actually be played on that particular weekend. We should all anticipate postponements, split double-headers, and other adjustments as the season builds.

Virginia Tech Hokies 2021 Baseball Schedule

Date Time At Opponent Location
Date Time At Opponent Location
February 19, 2021 (Friday) 4:00 PM Home Kent State Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
February 20, 2021 (Saturday) 1:00 PM Home Kent State Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
February 21, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Home Kent State Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
February 23, 2021 (Tuesday) 4:00 PM Home Radford Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
February 26, 2021 (Friday) 7:00 PM Away Miami Coral Gables, FL
February 27, 2021 (Saturday) 7:00 PM Away Miami Coral Gables, FL
February 28, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Away Miami Coral Gables, FL
March 5, 2021 (Friday) 4:00 PM Home North Carolina Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 6, 2021 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Home North Carolina Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 7, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Home North Carolina Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 9, 2021 (Tuesday) 4:00 PM Home VCU Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 10, 2021 (Wednesday) 3:00 PM Home VCU Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 12, 2021 (Friday) 4:00 PM Home Florida State Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 13, 2021 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Home Florida State Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 14, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Home Florida State Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 16, 2021 (Tuesday) 4:00 PM Home UNC Greensboro Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
March 19, 2021 (Friday) 6:00 PM Away Clemson Clemson, SC
March 20, 2021 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Away Clemson Clemson, SC
March 21, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Away Clemson Clemson, SC
March 26, 2021 (Friday) 3:00 PM Away Pitt Pittsburgh, PA
March 27, 2021 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Away Pitt Pittsburgh, PA
March 28, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Away Pitt Pittsburgh, PA
April 1, 2021 (Thursday) 6:00 PM Home Boston College Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
April 2, 2021 (Friday) 6:00 PM Home Boston College Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
April 3, 2021 (Saturday) 1:00 PM Home Boston College Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
April 6, 2021 (Tuesday) 6:00 PM Away East Tennessee State Johnson City, TN
April 9, 2021 (Friday) 6:00 PM Away Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC
April 10, 2021 (Saturday) 4:00 PM Away Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC
April 11, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Away Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC
April 13, 2021 (Tuesday) 6:00 PM Away Liberty Lynchburg, VA
April 16, 2021 (Friday) 6:00 PM Home Georgia Tech Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
April 17, 2021 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Home Georgia Tech Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
April 18, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Home Georgia Tech Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
April 20, 2021 (Tuesday) 6:00 PM Home VMI Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
April 23, 2021 (Friday) 6:30 PM Away NC State Raleigh, NC
April 24, 2021 (Saturday) 6:30 PM Away NC State Raleigh, NC
April 25, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Away NC State Raleigh, NC
April 27, 2021 (Tuesday) 6:00 PM Home East Tennessee State Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
April 30, 2021 (Friday) 6:00 PM Home Virginia Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 1, 2021 (Saturday) 3:00 PM Home Virginia Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 2, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Home Virginia Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 4, 2021 (Tuesday) 6:00 PM Home Georgetown Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 8, 2021 (Saturday) 2:00 PM Home Toledo Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 8, 2021 (Saturday) 5:30 PM Home Toledo Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 9, 2021 (Sunday) 2:00 PM Home Toledo Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 12, 2021 (Wednesday) 6:00 PM Home Liberty Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 14, 2021 (Friday) TBD Away Duke Durham, NC
May 15, 2021 (Saturday) TBD Away Duke Durham, NC
May 16, 2021 (Sunday) TBD Away Duke Durham, NC
May 20, 2021 (Thursday) 6:00 PM Home Notre Dame Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 21, 2021 (Friday) 6:00 PM Home Notre Dame Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 22, 2021 (Saturday) 1:00 PM Home Notre Dame Blacksburg, VA - English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park
May 25, 2021 (Tuesday) TBA 2021 ACC Baseball Championship Charlotte, NC
It’s a quick launch into the ACC this season. Hokie Sports

There are some interesting breaks for teams that we haven’t seen over the last few years of coverage. The Kent State start is going to be a challenge to analyze since there history, there is a complete unknown. VCU comes visiting for a two game set in early March and Tech is taking on Georgetown and then the Toledo Rockets for the first full weekend series in May. East Tennessee State made the schedule again. We are scheduled to play Radford, and VMI. UNC Greensboro, which is a tough program to play, is coming to Blacksburg as well.

The nice upshot of the schedule is that 32 games are at home. English Field at Union Atlantic Park is going to get a serious workout this season. (Personal aside... I wish they’d fix the infield so that there is real dirt around the baseline instead of that silly spray tanned turf, baseball needs to have some dirt to make things real).

Last season, the Hokies were 11-5 on a 3 game win streak before their season was aborted. That’s a really good start, and the team was rolling. Let’s see if Coach Szefc can get them rolling again this season.

Next up we go through the Roster.

GO HOKIES!!!