FRISCO, Texas – The Razorback baseball team will play in the inaugural Frisco College Baseball Classic in March of the 2017 season at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, home of the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Frisco RoughRiders.
The first-year tournament will feature, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Arizona with six total games being played over three days at Dr. Pepper Ballpark.
Arkansas, who battled through the Stillwater Regional last season, ousting the Cowboys from the NCAA Tournament, will be facing Oklahoma State twice later this season. The meeting in Frisco in 2017 will be the fourth game between the two programs over a three-season span.
As for the Cornhuskers, this will be the ninth meeting between Arkansas and Nebraska since Dave Van Horn took over as the head Hog. Van Horn spent five seasons prior to 2003 as the Nebraska head coach, taking the team to four NCAA Tournaments and two College World Series.
Finally, Arkansas and Arizona haven’t faced off since 2004 in the College World Series. The Hogs and Wildcats have only played five times in their histories, twice in Omaha, Neb. (1979, 2004) and three times in Tucson, Ariz., which was a three-game series in the 1988 season.
Tickets for the Frisco College Classic start at $10 a day, which includes both games each day. Tickets can be purchased by calling 469-400-4125 or visiting FriscoClassic.com.
This year’s Razorback team is preparing to play Western Illinois this weekend for a three-game set starting on Friday at 3 p.m. at Baum Stadium. Saturday’s game two will be at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s finale will be at 1 p.m. All games will be streamed online on SEC Network+.
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