The Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, a 17-year Astros Foundation tradition, returns to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, from March 3–5, 2017. This event is regarded as one of the top collegiate baseball tournaments in the nation, as it continues to draw fans, top-ranked programs and scouts from every major league organization each year. Since 2001, this prestigious event has hosted 29 different NCAA Division-I baseball programs.
The invite-only tournament once again boasts a strong lineup in 2017, featuring a Big 12 Conference versus Southeastern Conference format, as Baylor, TCU and Texas Tech compete against LSU, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Historically, the College Classic has hosted the number one team in preseason polls six times in tournament history and has hosted two eventual College World Series Champions.
Friday, March 3, 2017
12:05 p.m. Ole Miss at Baylor
3:35 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas A&M
7:05 p.m. TCU at LSU
Saturday, March 4, 2017
12:05 p.m. Texas Tech at Ole Miss
3:35 p.m. Baylor at LSU
7:05 p.m. Texas A&M at TCU
Sunday, March 5, 2017
10:05 a.m. LSU at Texas Tech*
1:35 p.m. TCU at Ole Miss**
5:05 p.m. Texas A&M at Baylor
* Game 1 will have a curfew of 2 p.m.
** Game 2 will have a curfew of 5:45 p.m.