NORFOLK, Va. (ODUSports.com) – Head coach Chris Finwood announced Old Dominion baseball's 2021 schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The 2021 slate features 32 home games scheduled to take place at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.
"We are excited to finally release our 2021 schedule. As with most everyone; this has been a uniquely challenging environment to try and put together a complete schedule. With all the varying conference schedules, we found ourselves going back to the drawing board time and again," expressed Finwood. "Having said that, I feel like we have accomplished our goal of putting together a competitive schedule while satisfying the constraints we had due to budget cuts and COVID travel and more. We are playing a large number of home games again, which I like and our non-conference road games are once again at some very good programs such as ECU, UVA and VCU. With Conference USA going to four game series this year, we won't be playing many mid-week games once conference play begins, this will be a big change from normal years."
The upcoming season will feature a slew of in-state opponents, including home contests against Norfolk State, William and Mary, George Mason and VCU.
ODU will open the season at home on Feb. 19-21 as it hosts crosstown opponent Norfolk State.
Of the Monarchs 18 opponents, seven of them recorded 10 wins or more in the shortened 2020 season. Most notably, ODU will head to Greenville, North Carolina on March 3 to take on No. 16 ECU in a midweek matchup.
In Conference USA action, the Monarchs will play FIU, Rice, Charlotte and Western Kentucky at home, and will face Marshall, Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, UTSA and LA Tech on the road.
ODU will open league play on March 26 as it plays host to FIU.
"We hope to see our fans and friends at the Bud for some outstanding college baseball. We are happy and grateful to be back on the field again and look forward to the season," said Finwood.
The C-USA Baseball Championship will be held May 26-30 at the new J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston, Louisiana, hosted by LA Tech.
COVID-19 Baseball Information
- Capacity – 250 First come, first served
- The gate on 43rd street will open 60 minutes prior to first-pitch.
- COVID Rules:
- Mask required for entry into stadium. No gaiters
- Maintain social distancing while in the facility
- No large gatherings inside the facility
- Please sit in the stands in the designated locations
- Wash hands frequently
- Parking in Elkhorn Garage and Lot 43
Click here to view the ODU baseball fan information link.
|Fri., Feb. 19||Norfolk State||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2 PM|
|Sat., Feb. 20||Norfolk State||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||1 PM|
|Sun., Feb. 21||Norfolk State||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2 PM|
|Tue., Feb. 23||Norfolk State||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2 PM|
|Fri., Feb. 26||Rhode Island||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Sat., Feb. 27||Rhode Island||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||1 PM|
|Sun., Feb. 28||Rhode Island||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||1 PM|
|Wed., Mar. 3||at ECU||Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium||4 PM|
|Fri., Mar. 5||Northeastern||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Sat., Mar. 6||Northeastern||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||1 PM|
|Sun., Mar. 7||Northeastern||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||1 PM|
|Wed., Mar. 10||at William & Mary||Plumeri Park||3 PM|
|Fri., Mar. 12||Ball State||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Sat., Mar. 13||Ball State||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||1 PM|
|Sun., Mar. 14||Ball State||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||12 PM|
|Tue., Mar. 16||VCU||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Fri., Mar. 19||George Mason||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Sat., Mar. 20||at Richmond||Pitt Field||1 PM|
|Tue., Mar. 23||at VCU||The Diamond||3 PM|
|Fri., Mar. 26||FIU *||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Sat., Mar. 27||FIU * (DH)||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2 PM|
|Sun., Mar. 28||FIU *||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||12 PM|
|Fri., Apr. 2||at Marshall *||Kennedy Center||2 PM|
|Sat., Apr. 3||at Marshall * (DH)||Kennedy Center||11 AM|
|Sun., Apr. 4||at Marshall *||Kennedy Center||1 PM|
|Fri., Apr. 9||at Florida Atlantic *||FAU Baseball Stadium||TBA|
|Sat., Apr. 10||at Florida Atlantic * (DH)||FAU Baseball Stadium||TBA|
|Sun., Apr. 11||at Florida Atlantic *||FAU Baseball Stadium||12 PM|
|Wed., Apr. 14||at Virginia||Disharoon Park||5 PM|
|Fri., Apr. 16||Rice *||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Sat., Apr. 17||Rice * (DH)||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2 PM|
|Sun., Apr. 18||Rice *||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||10:30 AM|
|Tue., Apr. 20||William & Mary||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Fri., Apr. 23||at Charlotte *||Hayes Stadium||6 PM|
|Sat., Apr. 24||at Charlotte * (DH)||Hayes Stadium||2 PM|
|Sun., Apr. 25||at Charlotte *||Hayes Stadium||2 PM|
|Fri., Apr. 30||Charlotte *||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Sat., May 1||Charlotte * (DH)||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2 PM|
|Sun., May 2||Charlotte *||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2 PM|
|Fri., May 7||at UTSA *||Roadrunner Field||7 PM|
|Sat., May 8||at UTSA * (DH)||Roadrunner Field||3 PM|
|Sun., May 9||at UTSA *||Roadrunner Field||1 PM|
|Fri., May 14||WKU *||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||3 PM|
|Sat., May 15||WKU * (DH)||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2 PM|
|Sun., May 16||WKU *||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||12 PM|
|Thur., May 20||at LA Tech *||J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park||7 PM|
|Fri., May 21||at LA Tech *||J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park||7 PM|
|May 26-30||C-USA Tournament||J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park||TBA|
Monarch Fan Cutouts
Due to popular demand, the Old Dominion University athletics department has made Monarch Fan Cutouts available for baseball!
The "Monarch Cutouts", presented by Chartway, are available for $59 and will be in attendance at all home games for the 2021 season. Photos of the fan cutouts will be posted on social media throughout the season.
Click here to purchase a cutout.
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