Simply put, the Frisco College Baseball Classic is the best collegiate baseball tournament outside of the College World Series in Omaha! The Classic will feature four of the country’s top teams spanning three days of play at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, TX. The Friday, Saturday and Sunday tournament will have two games per day with each team playing the other three teams in a round robin format.
With over 9,300 wins, over 700 MLB draft picks, 122 NCAA Post Season appearances, 48 College World Series appearances and five National Champions between these four teams, the question isn't "are these teams good?" it is "how many of these teams will be in Omaha during the summer and who are the future Big Leaguers that we will see?". What you see on the field will be great and we are not afraid to say legendary.
2017 Frisco College Baseball Classic played March 3-5
The Arizona Wildcats are coming off of an impressive showing throughout the 2016 season, ultimately missing out on yet another College World Series title by just a single run. The Wildcats finished the 2016 campaign as the number 2 team in the country and look to carry that momentum into 2017. The Wildcats will get an early test while facing three post season contenders in the inaugural Frisco Classic.
The Arkansas Razorbacks look to bounce back in 2017 after a disappointing 2016 campaign where the Razorbacks finished below .500 and failed to make the post season for the first time in Head Coach Dave VanHorn's 14 years as the head hog. The Razorbacks are notoriously CWS contenders as they have appeared in Omaha as recently as 2015. They look to get back on track in 2017 and will find out early on how they will fare with some of the nation's best.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys come into 2017 after an impressive 2016 campaign that resulted in a trip to Omaha and a top 5 final ranking. The Cowboys hit a burst of momentum during post season play that propelled them to an undefeated streak until finally dropping two games to Arizona in the CWS semi-finals. The Pokes look to build on last year's success and carry it over into 2017 where they will get a shot at redemption against the team who ended their post-season run.
The Nebraska Huskers are looking to build off their 2016 success as they finished 36-22 (16-8 Big Ten) with an NCAA Regional appearance. The Huskers post-season dreams were ended early by the Cowboys of Oklahoma State after a disappointing showing in the Big Ten tournament. They look to make a statement in 2017 and redeem their early post-season departure with a rematch with the Pokes in Frisco. The Huskers will also have the opportunity to face former Husker Head Coach and now current Head Coach for the Razorbacks, Dave VanHorn in what is sure to be an early season highlight for both squads.
2018 Line-ups to be announced soon... Stay tuned!