Surprise Baseball College Classic

It’s no small feat follow the baseball season intently from Spring Training through the World Series but, believe it or not, there are people who want more. Some people count the days until pitchers and catchers report like an only child waiting for his birthday -- they’re so excited for it and they earnestly think everybody else cares, too.

If you need a baseball fix before Spring Training, consider the Surprise College Baseball Classic at Surprise Stadium, 15960 North Bullard Avenue. Friday, February 13’s game between the Oregon State Beavers and Northwestern University Wildcats probably won’t be the best baseball game you ever watched, but it sure as hell will be a baseball game.

The game starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available online via

Fri., Feb. 13, 1 p.m., 2015
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Ed Kummerer