The University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors shake hands with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos after falling 6-3 in extra innings on May 19 at Les Murakami Stadium. 

The University of Hawaiʻi made it official Friday morning by releasing their full schedule for the 2021 baseball season. After taking a 355 day moratorium from competition, the ‘Bows will have their first true road series in program history. 

The ‘Bows are officially off to Tempe, Arizona as they get ready for their first every road opener on the mainland. While they’ve had ten road openers, only nine were true road games at UH-Hilo. 

"The pandemic obviously affected our non conference schedule this season,” Head Coach Mike Trapasso said, “but we're excited to open up at Arizona State, one of college baseball's premier programs."

After the three-game series, UH will host Hawaiʻi Pacific for the first time since 2006, and finish off their non-conference games with a series against the UH-Hilo Vulcans. 

Then, Hawaiʻi will host LBSU to open Big West Conference play in March, ending the season against Cal Poly at the end of May.

When Big West Conference play begins, it will include four-game series each weekend for the ‘Bows.

“The conference season of four game weekends will present unique challenges," Trapasso said. "But with challenges also come opportunities. So, we look forward to the opportunity to once again compete on the diamond."

Sports Writer

Tanner Haworth is a sophomore majoring in Journalism. His goal is to become a sports journalist and have dinner with Adam Schefter one of these days.