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8/9/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

Jumbo Shrimp, Peak Events LLC to host inaugural Jax College Baseball Classi


Auburn, Iowa, Virginia, Wichita State to play in round-robin tournament from Feb. 23-25, 2024 at 121 Financial Ballpark


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Peak Events LLC are introducing the Jax College Baseball Classic, a round-robin tournament to be held from Feb. 23-25, 2024 at 121 Financial Ballpark. The inaugural Jax College Baseball Classic will feature four of the nation’s top college baseball teams: Auburn University, University of Iowa, University of Virginia and Wichita State University.


“We are very excited to bring the inaugural Jax College Baseball Classic to 121 Financial Ballpark in February 2024,” said Jumbo Shrimp executive vice president/general manager Harold Craw. “We know there is a huge base of college baseball fans throughout Northeast Florida looking forward to seeing four great teams. Thank you to Peak Events LLC for helping make this exciting event possible, and we cannot wait to create an extraordinary experience for student-athletes, coaches and fans.”


The weekend tournament will have two games per day at 121 Financial Ballpark. Tickets can be purchased on a day-by-day basis including both games played on the same day or as a weekend package in select seating sections with both reserved and general admission seating options available. Tickets are available now at www.jaxcbc.com. The round-robin weekend schedule is as follows:


Friday, February 23

Wichita State vs. Virginia - 2:00 p.m.

Iowa vs. Auburn - 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, February 24

Auburn vs. Wichita State - 12:00 p.m.

Virginia vs. Iowa - 4:00 p.m.


Sunday, February 25

Wichita State vs. Iowa - 12:00 p.m.

Virginia vs. Auburn - 4:00 p.m.

*Home team is listed second


“College baseball is something that we are passionate about and it is our goal to see the sport continue to grow,” said Peak Events LLC Vice President Nathan Wooldridge. “We are excited to have the opportunity to aid in that goal by working alongside a first-class organization like the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp to implement this event. The Jax Classic will focus on providing a unique and memorable experience for the participating student-athletes & coaches as well as the attending fans and it is our hope to see this event become one of the most prominent early season events across college baseball.”


More information can be found via www.jaxcbc.com. Fans can also follow the Jax College Baseball Classic on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @JaxCBC to stay up to date with news and ticket information.


ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at 121 Financial Ballpark. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League’s Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by general manager Harold Craw. The club added its second Promotional Trophy in three years following the 2019 season. The 2021 season marked the return of Triple-A baseball in Jacksonville. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.


ABOUT PEAK EVENTS, LLC AND PEAK SPORTS MGMT: Peak Sports MGMT is a sponsorship/advertising and event management firm out of Allen, Texas. Current properties for Peak Sports include University of Central Arkansas, Southeastern Louisiana University, Pittsburg State University, Murray State University, Nicholls State University, Missouri Western State University, Utah Tech University, The Citadel, Delaware State University, Wofford College, North Carolina Central University, Florida A&M University, The College of the Holy Cross, Albany State University, Jacksonville State University, Portland State University, Eastern New Mexico University, Alabama State University, University of Texas Permian Basin, Ferris State University, University of North Alabama, Charleston Southern University, and the University of the Incarnate Word.  A sister company of Peak Sports MGMT, Peak Events is an Event Management firm specializing in Collegiate Sporting events with current properties including the Jax Classic, Battle at the Ballpark in Sugar Land, Frisco College Baseball Classic and the Karbach Round Rock Classic. Find more info at peaksportsmgmt.com or peak.events.