On Tuesday, Troy became the fourth division one baseball program to release its 2021 college baseball schedule. The Trojan's schedule features 50 games including 24 Sun Belt Conference games and 26 non-conference games. The 50 games are six games fewer than Troy's typical schedule, a change caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trojans are actively seeking one additional non-conference weekend series.
The 24 conference games mark a reduction from the Sun Belt's typical 30 conference games, presumably to save travel costs. However, it is rumored that the scheduling situation in the Sun Belt is still fluid, and Troy may update their schedule in January.
Of note on the Trojan's schedule is the hosting of two American powers: UCF and Tulane. Both the Knights and Green Wave will visit Troy for a three-game weekend. Troy also has home-and-home midweek games scheduled with Alabama and a midweek game on the road at Florida State.
Said Troy Head Coach Mark Smartt of the 2021 season: "Everyone involved in college baseball has a strong desire to play a complete 2021 season, but we have learned from the sports that are playing now, we must show patience, flexibility and coordination to play. The 2021 college baseball season is set up to be one of the most competitive and exciting season in its history, and I am confident our players are excited and will be thankful for the opportunities available this season."
Troy finished the 2020 season at 9-8. Their season was highlighted by a series win over Louisiana Tech.