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Govs’ schedule will have strong set of away games

APSU Athletics Communications

By Cody Bush

APSU Athletics Communications

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A 55-game schedule awaits Austin Peay when it opens the 2021 season in 10 days with a three-game series at nationally-ranked Dallas Baptist, Feb. 19.

Austin Peay’s schedule includes 31 games away from Raymond C. Hand Park during the upcoming season, including eight road weekend series. It will be the most games played away from the friendly confines since 1991 when they played 32 regular-season games on the road.

However, fans can look forward to a nine-game homestand, April 23, May 4 that will bring SIUE to The Hand for a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series and Arkansas State for a three-game nonconference tilt. APSU also has North Alabama, Southeast Missouri and Bellarmine slated for nonconference midweek tilts.

After opening the season at Dallas Baptist, Feb. 19-21, the next weekend APSU meets Army-West Point in a three-game set at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The following weekend, Austin Peay again hits the road for another three-game weekend against Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Austin Peay opens the home portion of its schedule with a Tuesday, Feb. 23 contest against Southern Illinois and follows that with a Tuesday, March 2 affair against Lipscomb. The Govs first home weekend series also is its OVC opener against Tennessee Tech, March 12-13.

This season, OVC series will be played as three-game, two-day series with a single-game Friday followed by a Saturday doubleheader. In addition to Tennessee Tech, the Govs host Belmont (March 26-27), Morehead State (April 9-10), SIUE (April 23-24) and Jacksonville State (May 14-15). APSU opens road OVC play at Southeast Missouri (March 19-20) and faces Eastern Kentucky (April 2-3), UT Martin (April 16-17), Eastern Illinois (May 7-8) and Murray State (May 20-21) on the road.

The Governors also have to Southeastern Conference foes on its 2021 slate. Austin Peay meets Ole Miss in a April 13 contest in Oxford, Mississippi to renew a series last played in 2018. The Govs also will face Vanderbilt, April 20, in Nashville to cap the five-game road trip.

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