"We are excited to get our season underway next weekend after a long off-season," Eberhart said. "Opening our new ballpark at Connie Claussen Field creates a lot of excitement not only for our current athletes in this program, but all Maverick alumni and the city of Omaha. The last time we were on field was March 8 last year, so we can't wait to get back on the field for Opening Day next weekend."
Omaha begins the 2021 campaign with five road trips, leading off with the UNI Dome Tournament on Feb. 12-14 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The season opens against Butler on Feb. 12 before Omaha takes on Iowa State and UNI on Feb. 13. The Mavericks wrap up the weekend action against Drake and UNI on Feb. 14.
The Mavericks venture to Saint Louis, Mo. for the Billiken Spring Tournament (Feb. 19-21) and Conway, Ark. for the Central Arkansas Tournament (Feb. 26-28).
Omaha continues play on the road with games against Oklahoma State and Tulsa (March 5-7) in Stillwater, Okla., before traveling to the Wichita, Kan., for the Wichita State Tournament (March 12-14).
The Mavericks open the new on-campus ballpark against Creighton on March 17 and will host the Connie Claussen Classic on March 19-20.
Omaha begins Summit League play at home with a series vs. North Dakota (March 27-28), followed by a road series at South Dakota State (April 10-11).
The Mavericks step out of conference action with a non-conference game at Creighton on April 14 and host Western Illinois on April 17-18.
Omaha goes on the road for back-to-back weekends at North Dakota State (April 24-25) and at Kansas City (May 1-2) before wrapping up the regular season at home vs. South Dakota (May 7-8).
The Summit League Championship takes place May 12-15 in Fargo, N.D., with the winner receiving the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.
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