Mississippi State announces 2021 baseball schedule


Chris Lemonis is entering his third season as the head coach at Mississippi State after previously serving as the head coach at Indiana.

Chris Lemonis is entering his third season as the head coach at Mississippi State after previously serving as the head coach at Indiana. Photo by: Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports


Ben Portnoy



STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State released its 2021 baseball schedule Tuesday afternoon.


As part of the Bulldogs' 55-game slate, MSU will play 35 home games, 16 road contests and four neutral site matchups. Third-year head coach Chris Lemonis and his squad will open the season on Feb. 19-21 at Globe Life Park -- home of the Texas Rangers -- in a three day tournament. Opponents and game times have yet to be announced for the event.


MSU will begin SEC play March 19-21 against LSU at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge. Other conference opponents this year include Arkansas (March 26-28), Kentucky (April 1-3), at Auburn (April 9-11), Ole Miss (April 16-18), at Vanderbilt (April 23-25), Texas A&M (April 30-May 2), at South Carolina (May 7-9), Missouri (May 14-16) and at Alabama (May 20-22).



The Bulldogs' annual meetings with Ole Miss will look slightly different this spring as the yearly Governor's Cup game held in Pearl has been canceled for this year. MSU and Ole Miss released a joint statement on the cancelation Tuesday:


"Due to scheduling and logistical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have agreed that the Governor's Cup game in Pearl will not be played this year. While we are disappointed for our loyal fans in the Jackson area, we look forward to seeing our storied rivalry renewed during the scheduled three-game series April 16-18."


MSU's 2021 slate will include games against at least six teams ranked in the D1Baseball preseason top 25 poll. Of those teams, three (No. 4 Vanderbilt, No. 6 Ole Miss and No. 8 Arkansas) rank in the top 10. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 7 in the poll.


MSU finished the COVID-19-shortened 2020 campaign 12-4 and ranked No. 17 in the nation by D1Baseball -- including a sweep of then No. 4 Texas Tech in Biloxi.



MSU 2021 schedule






Feb. 19-21 @ Globe Life Park (Arlington, TX), opponents TBD


Feb. 23-24 vs. Jackson State


Feb. 26-28 vs. Tulane


March 2 vs. Southern Miss in Pearl


March 5-7 vs. Tennessee Tech


March 9 vs. Grambling


March 10 vs. Louisiana


March 12-14 vs. Eastern Michigan


March 16 vs. Samford


March 23 vs. UT Martin


March 30 vs. MVSU


April 13 vs. Arkansas State


April 20 vs. UAB


May 18 vs. Jacksonville State



SEC Play


March 19-21 @ LSU


March 26-28 vs. Arkansas


April 1-3 vs. Kentucky


April 9-11 @ Auburn


April 16-18 vs. Ole Miss


April 23-25 @ Vanderbilt


April 30-May 2 vs. Texas A&M


May 7-9 @ South Carolina


May 14-16 vs. Missouri


May 20-22 @ Alabama



Ben Portnoy reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @bportnoy15.


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