The 2021 schedule for the Cardinal Nine was unveiled this afternoon, highlighted by 30 home games at Jim Patterson Stadium. While the schedule has been released, details regarding fan attendance will be released at a later date.
Louisville’s season will begin with a seven-game homestand through the end of February, starting with a February 19-21 weekend series against Bellarmine. This will be Bellarmine’s first ever series as a Division I baseball program, moving up to DI and the Atlantic Sun Conference back in July.
The Cardinals will also have Eastern Kentucky (Feb. 23) and Western Illinois (Feb. 26-28) at home to close out the month of February.
March will see Louisville begin conference play with a series at Georgia Tech from March 5-7. The Cardinals will also have road series against NC State (March 19-21) and Notre Dame (March 26-28), with a home series against Boston College (March 12-14) prior to those two. Louisville’s non-conference schedule will see the Cardinals play Murray State (March 9) and Western Kentucky (March 23) at home, as well as road trips to Eastern Kentucky (March 16) and Cincinnati (March 30).
Louisville and Kentucky play their annual home-and-home series on April 6 (at Louisville) and April 20 (at Kentucky). Those two games are the only non-conference matchups for Louisville that month, as the Cards also have weekend series at home versus Wake Forest (April 2-4), Florida State (April 9-11), and Pitt (April 23-25) at home, with a road trip to Virginia (April 16-18) also scheduled.
The month of May will see Louisville start it off with a weekend series against Clemson (April 30-May 2), before facing Vanderbilt on May 4th at Jim Patterson Stadium. Barring any postponements and/or cancellations, this would be the first meeting between the two schools since their 2019 College World Series encounter.
The 2021 regular season for Louisville would wrap up with back-to-back conference matchups versus Duke (May 7-9) and at North Carolina (May 14-16), with home games against Morehead State (May 18) and Miami (FL) (May 20-22) on the final week.