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Missouri baseball is right around the corner. Head coach Steve Bieser announced the Tigers’ 2020 schedule Wednesday, which begins with a three-game series Feb. 14-16 at Jacksonville State.

The Tigers will play 53 regular season games. Twenty-six are home games and 27 are away/neutral games

Missouri will play nine teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season. Most notably, Missouri will get to host five series versus NCAA Tournament qualifiers from the SEC.

The Tigers open their season with nine straight road games. After Jacksonville State, they’ll take on Kansas State, Utah and Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Feb. 21-23 at Whataburger Field, where the Corpus Christi Hooks play. The Hooks are the Houston Astros’ Double-A affiliate.

The next weekend, Missouri takes on Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston, where the Astros play.

Missouri’s home opener isn’t until March 6 against Western Illinois. The Tigers and the Leathernecks face off in a three-game series. Then, the Tigers play Northern Illinois in a two-game series before they head out on the road again to begin their SEC play March 13-15 at Alabama.

Mizzou then returns home for a game against Iowa on March 18 and a three-game series against SEC opponent Auburn March 20-22.

From then on, the Tigers alternate between being home and away every weekend for the rest of the season.

Missouri is on the road March 24-25 for a two-game series against Southeast Missouri and then will head to South Carolina for a three-game series March 27-29

The Tigers are back home for five games March 31-April 7 to play SIU-Edwardsville, Tennessee and Saint Louis.

Missouri has an SEC matchup April 9-11 at Florida.

The Tigers then host a season-long six-game homestead against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Georgia and Missouri State, ending April 21.

The Tigers then play April 23-28 on the road at Kentucky and Missouri State before returning home for an SEC matchup against defending national champion Vanderbilt May 1-3.

}Missouri then travels to Mississippi State for a three-game series before wrapping up the regular season May 14-16 versus Texas A&M.

The SEC Baseball Tournament begins May 19 in Hoover, Alabama.

This article originally ran on columbiamissourian.com.

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