Utah Baseball Opens Up Season This Weekend in San Antonio

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University of Utah baseball’s 2021 season opens with a three game series on the road against the University of Texas at San Antonio, Feb. 19-22. Utah is just two weeks shy of going a whole year with no baseball after the 2020 season was cut short due to the ongoing pandemic. The Utes ended last season 6-7 after playing only 13 of their scheduled 53 games, all on the road against out of conference teams.

“As a program, we’re really excited that we’re going to have a chance to play a full season,” head coach Bill Kinneberg said in an interview with Utah Athletics. “After last year and all the modifications that are going on, the ability to have a chance to play a regular schedule is very appealing to us. We understand there will be bumps in the road, but the best thing about it is we have the opportunity to play a full 15 weeks.”

The weekend matchup is one of two out-of-conference series to start off the season, the other against Loyola Marymount Feb. 26-28, before facing Arizona State in Tempe the first weekend in March. The Sun Devils were the favorite to take the conference in 2020 before play was suspended.

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