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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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7/9/2024 4:00:00 AM Member News

Jumbo Shrimp, Peak Events LLC to host second annual Jax College Baseball Classic

Alabama, Coastal Carolina, NC State and Ohio State are set to play in round-robin tournament from Feb. 21-23, 2025 at 121 Financial Ballpark


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Peak Events LLC are set to host the second annual Jax College Baseball Classic, a round-robin tournament to be held from Feb. 21-23, 2025 at 121 Financial Ballpark. The 2025 Jax College Baseball Classic will feature four of the nation’s top college baseball teams: the University of Alabama, Coastal Carolina University, North Carolina State University and The Ohio State University.


“Northeast Florida showed out last year and provided a fantastic environment for the inaugural Jax College Baseball Classic,” said Jumbo Shrimp executive vice president/general manager Harold Craw. “We know there is a huge base of college baseball fans throughout the area and we look forward to seeing another set of four great teams take the field at 121 Financial Ballpark. Thank you to Peak Events LLC for helping to continue this exciting event and we cannot wait to create another extraordinary experience for the student-athletes, coaches and fans.”


The 2025 Jax College Baseball Classic showcases three teams coming off NCAA postseason appearances in 2024, with NC State reaching the College World Series for the second time in four years. Coastal Carolina made the Regional Final in 2024 and won the College World Series in 2016.


“We are extremely excited to be back for year two of the Jax College Baseball Classic here at 121 Financial Ballpark,” Peak Events vice president Nathan Wooldridge said. “The 2025 lineup is loaded with high-caliber teams with exciting fan bases and we look forward to providing both the players and  fans with a unique and memorable college baseball experience here in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida!”


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.


Friday, February 21 – 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Matchups TBD


Saturday, February 22 – 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. Matchups TBD


Sunday, February 23 – 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. Matchups TBD


ABOUT PEAK EVENTS, LLC AND PEAK SPORTS MGMT: Peak Events, LLC a sister company of Peak Sports MGMT, is an Event Management firm specializing in Collegiate Sporting events based out of Allen, Texas. Current properties for Peak Events include the Jax Classic, Battle at the Ballpark in Sugar Land, Frisco College Baseball Classic, Karbach Round Rock Classic, and Discs at the Diamond. Find more info at www.jaxcbc.com or www.peak.events.


ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins and compete in the International League. The team calls 121 Financial Ballpark home for baseball but also a wide variety of additional community focused events with a goal of providing Affordable, Family, FUN to Northeast Florida. Winners of many marketing and sales awards and recognition since the team was rebranded prior to the 2017 season, the Jumbo Shrimp continually lead the state of Florida in attendance across all minor league professional sports organizations.