Wildcat Baseball Opens Season Friday
The Davidson baseball team, 13-3 in a shortened 2020 campaign, will open the 2021 season this weekend, with a four-game home set against Mount St. Mary’s.
The series, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, starts a slate of 56 games.
“To have a schedule, and a full one, is an exciting thing,” said head coach Rucker Taylor. “We are excited to get going this weekend, and there’s a lot of appreciation for the opportunity to do so. This schedule should provide us with quality competition. On paper, it probably has the highest level of difficulty we’ve had in a while. Within our league, our pod is expected to be an extremely competitive battle. I think we’re looking forward to the daily process of this season.”
In Atlantic 10 play, the Wildcats will play six four-game weekend sets, including seven-inning doubleheaders each Saturday, and the league’s 13 teams are split into two divisions. The Wildcats will open play in the seven-team A-10 South with Dayton visiting April 9-11. Also in league play, Davidson will host George Washington (April 23-25) and George Mason (May 13-15) and visit VCU (April 16-18), Richmond (April 30-May 2) and Saint Louis (May 20-22).
The Wildcats will play their first seven games at Wilson Field, including a three-game series with Toledo (Feb. 26-28) before visiting Duke on March 2. Then it’s off to Conway, S.C., to play in Coastal Carolina’s Baseball at the Beach event (March 5-7).
Duke makes a return trip on May 18, and the Wildcats will also play home-and-home against Wake Forest, Wofford and Presbyterian. They’ll visit South Carolina March 16.
The non-conference schedule also features home series against Spring Hill (Ala.), Seton Hall and North Alabama and a road series at The Citadel.
The A-10 tournament is set for May 27-29, with the top two teams in each division advancing to a four-team event. The on-campus host site will be determined by seeding.
REMINDER: The only fans permitted at sporting events are family and friends of scholar-athletes, and must be listed on the guest roster.