As the Orioles get spring training underway in Sarasota, the club will host five Division I college baseball teams for the Snowbird Classic at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex this weekend, Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17. Five college teams - Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University, St. Johns University and Mercer University - will play games at Ed Smith Stadium from Friday through Sunday. One game, on Sunday, February 17, will be played at the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park. Over 6,000 fans are expected to attend the three-day event.   "/>

Orioles to host Snowbird Classic this weekend

As the Orioles get spring training underway in Sarasota, the club will host five Division I college baseball teams for the Snowbird Classic at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex this weekend, Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17. Five college teams - Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University, St. Johns University and Mercer University - will play games at Ed Smith Stadium from Friday through Sunday. One game, on Sunday, February 17, will be played at the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park. Over 6,000 fans are expected to attend the three-day event.

 

Day passes for the games can be purchased for $10 by calling 941-893-6300. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ed Smith Stadium Box Office, which is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the East lot at Ed Smith Stadium.

 

A complete schedule of the weekend's games is below.

 

DATE                            TIME                LOCATION                   AWAY                          HOME 

Friday, Feb. 15            2:00 p.m.        Ed Smith Stadium       Florida Gulf Coast       St. John's

Friday, Feb. 15            6:00 p.m.        Ed Smith Stadium       Mercer                         Ohio State

Saturday, Feb. 16       11:00 a.m.      Ed Smith Stadium       St. John's                    Mercer

Saturday, Feb. 16       2:30 p.m.        Ed Smith Stadium       Florida Gulf Coast       Notre Dame

Saturday, Feb. 16       6:00 p.m.        Ed Smith Stadium       Notre Dame                Ohio State

Sunday, Feb. 17          10:00 a.m.      Ed Smith Stadium       St. John's                    Ohio State

Sunday, Feb. 17          11:00 a.m.      Buck O'Neil Complex  Mercer                         Notre Dame

Sunday, Feb. 17          1:00 p.m.        Ed Smith Stadium       St. John's                    Florida Gulf Coast