KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Season number four under head coach Tony Vitello is official. No. 19 Tennessee baseball announced its 2021 schedule on Tuesday afternoon.
The Vols will play four non-conference weekend series, following it up with 10 SEC weekend series.
For the first time since 2017, Tennessee will open its season on the road. The Vols will travel to Georgia Southern for a weekend series from Feb. 19-21. Tennessee follows it up with three straight home series (against Indiana State, Georgia State and UNC Greensboro) before SEC play begins with a road trip against No. 12 Georgia.
The conference series shape up like this:
No. 7 LSU (March 26-28)
No. 1 Florida (April 9-11)
No. 2 Vanderbilt (April 16-18)
Kentucky (April 30-May 2)
No. 8 Arkansas (May 14-16)
No. 12 Georgia (March 19-21)
Alabama (April 2-4)
Texas A&M (April 23-25)
Missouri (May 7-9)
No. 18 South Carolina (May 20-22)
The SEC Tournament is scheduled to run from May 25-30 in Hoover Alabama.
Tennessee was off to a scorching start in 2020, 15-2, before the season was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. The Vols led the country in home runs at the time of the season's cancellation.