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College baseball returns to Fleming Stadium with the Wilson Tobs’ sixth annual College Baseball Classic, starting Thursday and continuing through the following Thursday, March 14.
Starting with a doubleheader between Alderson Broaddus (West Virginia) and Mercyhurst (Pennsylvania) at noon Thursday, 10 NCAA Division II teams will play 18 games in the venerable ballpark, home to the Coastal Plain League summer collegiate franchise entering its 23rd year, and two games will be played at Barton College’s Nixon Field.
“We are ecstatic to see so many northern college schools competing in our College Classic this year,” Tobs general manager Mike Bell said in a release. “The interest shown from these colleges to play at historic Fleming Stadium is well beyond our original goal. By continuing to bring baseball to the Wilson area year-round, we are providing everyone with consistent entertainment throughout the year, steady business to the local Wilson community, and a warmer destination for these college programs.”
Five teams that competed in the College Baseball Classic in 2018 are back. West Virginia State and four from Pennsylvania — Kutztown, Lock Haven, California and Mercyhurst — are joined by Classic newcomers Saint Anselm (New Hampshire), Glenville State (West Virginia), Ohio Dominican, Dominican (New York) and Alderson Broaddus.
All-day passes are available for $6 each and food and drinks, including beer, will be available at the concession stand at Fleming.
Wilson Tobs’ College Baseball Classic Schedule
Thursday, March 7 — Mercyhurst vs. Alderson Broaddus (DH), noon
Friday, March 8 — Lock Haven vs. Alderson Broaddus, 9 a.m.; Mercyhurst vs. Ohio Dominican, noon; West Virginia State vs. California, 3 p.m.; Saint Anselm vs. Kutztown, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 — Mercyhurst vs. Saint Anselm, 10:30 a.m. (Nixon Field); Lock Haven vs. West Virginia State (DH), 10:30 a.m.; Glenville State vs. Kutztown, 4 p.m.; California vs. Ohio Dominican, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 — Kutztown vs. West Virginia State, 10:30 a.m. (Nixon Field); Saint Anselm vs. Lock Haven, 10:30 a.m.; California vs. Glenville State, 2 p.m.; Ohio Dominican vs. Kutztown, 5 p.m.
Monday, March 11 — Ohio Dominican vs. Glenville State, 11 a.m.; Kutztown vs. California (DH), 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12 — California vs. Kutztown, 11 a.m.
Thursday, March 14 — Dominican vs. California, 11 a.m.