The first annual College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas looks to be in for a treat to start the year, after what was the longest offseason in memory. The field contains six top 12 teams from premier college baseball conferences, all of which expect to end their seasons in Omaha year after year.
Globe Life Field, home of the MLB’s Texas Rangers, hosted 30 home games for the Rangers without fans, and then hosted the 2020 National League Division and Championship Series and the 2020 World Series with limited fans. Now, it will look to host these six college baseball teams and their fans, limiting capacity to 14,000-15,000 people. This will be some local fans’ first opportunities to experience Globe Life Field and Sean Decker, the Texas Rangers Executive Vice President, Sports & Entertainment “can’t wait to welcome all college baseball fans to Globe Life Field starting February 19th.”
Going forward, all eight Big 12 Conference baseball schools will participate in at least one of these tournaments between 2021 and 2025 against SEC and Pac 12 conference teams. Setting up elite and local competition seems to be a goal of the Texas Rangers.
There will be scouts galore at this tournament, which features eight players from the Top 50 College Draft Prospects, and plenty of exciting, down-to-the-wire games.
Friday, February 19
11:00am – #8 Mississippi State vs. #12 Texas
3:00pm – #5 Ole Miss vs #9 TCU
7:00pm – #6 Arkansas vs. #3 Texas Tech
Saturday, February 20
11:00am – #9 TCU vs. #8 Mississippi State
3:00pm – #3 Texas Tech vs #5 Ole Miss
7:00pm – #12 Texas vs. #6 Arkansas
Sunday, February 21
11:00am – #8 Mississippi State vs. #3 Texas Tech
3:00pm – #5 Ole Miss vs #12 Texas
7:00pm – #6 Arkansas vs. #9 TCU