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Baylor season-opening baseball series canceled due to weather

The Bears were scheduled to open the season Friday against Jacksonville State.
Credit: Kurtis Quillin/KCEN
Jared McKenzie scores a run off a double from Nick Loftin in the first inning of a non-conference game between Baylor and Nebraska at Baylor Ballpark in Waco on Feb. 15, 2020. The Bears won, 8-7, in 10 innings to tie the series at 1-1.

WACO, Texas — Baylor will wait another three days to open its 2021 baseball season.

Wednesday, the school's baseball program announced it had canceled its season-opening series against Jacksonville State scheduled to begin Friday in Waco due to weather.

The Bears are now scheduled to open the 2021 season at 4 p.m. Monday against UT-Rio Grande Valley in Waco.

Baylor's 2020 season was cut short before conference play began due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 collegiate sports year in mid-March.

Following its scheduled game against UTRGV, Baylor will travel to Round Rock for the Round Rock Classic at Dell Diamond. While there, the Bears will face Texas A&M (6 p.m. Friday), Auburn (Noon Saturday) and Oklahoma (5 p.m. Sunday).

Baylor's first series this season is now a four-game home series against Memphis scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. March 5th.