How to stream the 25 best college baseball games, what to watch and more (03/04/22)

Top 25 Calendar

Rank Team Opponents (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) TV Remarks
1 Texas vs. (16) Tennessee (Friday), (8) Louisiana State (Saturday), (23) UCLA (Sunday) Shriners College Classic, Houston
2 Stanford State of California Northridge Pac-12 Plus Network
3 our Lady vs. Illinois (Friday), Michigan State (Saturday), Minnesota (Sunday) Big Ten+ Network Cambria College Classic, Minneapolis
4 Oklahoma State Gonzaga
5 Virginia Penn State Additional ACC network
6 Mississippi in central florida ESPN+
7 Vanderbilt in Hawaii ESPN+ (Friday, Sunday)
8 state of louisiana vs. Oklahoma (Friday), (1) Texas (Saturday), Baylor (Sunday) Shriners College Classic, Houston
9 Oregon State UC Irvine Pac-12 Plus Network
ten Arkansas Southeast Louisiana SEC+ network
11 Mississippi State in Tulane ESPN+
12 state of florida California ACC network (Friday), additional ACC network (Sunday)
13 Arizona state of texas Pac-12 Plus Network
14 Georgia against/at (19) Georgia Tech ACC Network Extra (Friday, Sunday), SEC Network+ (Saturday)
15 North Carolina State Northeast Additional ACC network
16 Tennessee vs. (1) Texas (Friday), Baylor (Saturday), Oklahoma (Sunday) Shriners College Classic, Houston
17 Freedom Canisius ESPN+
18 Florida at (25) Miami ACC Network Extra (Friday, Saturday), ACC Network (Sunday)
19 Georgia Technology against/at (14) Georgia ACC Network Extra (Friday, Sunday), SEC Network+ (Saturday)
20 Maryland vs. Michigan (Friday), Indiana State (Saturday), East Carolina (Sunday) ESPN+ (Sun.) Keith LeClair Classic, Greenville, North Carolina
21 Sacramento State Houston Baptist ESPN+
22 Long Beach State North Dakota State ESPN+ (Friday, Sunday)
23 UCLA vs. Baylor (Friday), Oklahoma (Saturday), (1) Texas (Sunday) Shriners College Classic, Houston
24 Old Dominion Bryant CUSA.TV
25 Miami (18) Florida ACC Network Extra (Friday, Saturday), ACC Network (Sunday)

What to watch

Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, Houston
(1) Texas, (8) Louisiana State, (16) Tennessee, (23) UCLA, Baylor, Oklahoma
Stream on

College baseball’s most famous non-conference tournament has a prime turf again, as it features six top teams at Minute Maid Park. This year’s tournament format pits a trio of Big 12 teams against LSU, Tennessee and UCLA, making for an exciting weekend. The Texas No. 1 (9-0) is the tournament headliner, but the depth and overall quality of the field really blow him away. No. 8 LSU (8-1) and No. 16 Tennessee (8-0) arrive in Houston with just one loss combined, but this weekend will represent a step up in competition for the SEC duo. No. 23 UCLA (5-2) has some of the best young talent in the country after this fall, bringing in the top-ranked recruiting class and those players will now face a big test on a big stage. Oklahoma (5-2) already went 2-1 in a similar tournament at Globe Life Field in Arlington on opening weekend and now has the opportunity to make a bigger statement, while Baylor (4- 4) is coming off a series win against a talented Duke team. Expect great baseball all weekend long in Houston.

UC Irvine at (9) Oregon State
Broadcast on Pac-12 Plus Networks.

Oregon State returns to Corvallis from their home away from Surprise, Arizona, where they went 7-0 and edged their competition by a combined score of 83-21. As the Beavers return to their friendly boundaries, they will face stiffer competition. UCI (5-3) is the defending Big West champion and once again has a regional-caliber team. But the Anteaters are off to a slow start at home plate, hitting .224/.337/.360 as a team. If their pitching team can’t contain a mighty Beavers lineup led by Jacob Melton (.536/.533/.964), it could be a long weekend. But if they are able to rise to the challenge, it could be a tense series.

Evan Russell Tennesseeathletics Communications

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(14) Georgia vs/at (19) Georgia Tech
Stream on ACC Network Extra on Friday and Sunday and SEC Network+ on Saturday.

Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate returns to the diamond this weekend in a series spread across three baseball fields – opening Friday at Georgia Tech, before moving to Georgia on Saturday and ending Sunday at Coolray Field, home of Triple-A Gwinnett . The Bulldogs (8-0) and Yellow Jackets (8-1) are off to a strong start to the season and excitement for the series is high, adding to the weekend’s atmosphere. The series represents a stark contrast in styles, as Georgia Tech is led by its powerful offense, averaging 10.67 carries per game, while Georgia stands out for its avoidance of runs, limiting opponents to 2.25 races per game. Something has to give this weekend and the Bulldogs pitching game against the Yellow Jackets roster will be crucial.

(18) Florida to (25) Miami
Watch on ACC Network Extra on Friday and Saturday and on ACC Network on Sunday.

The Gators and Hurricanes face off again in their heated rivalry. Florida (8-2) is on a seven-game winning streak since being upset on opening weekend by Liberty, while Miami (7-1) is also off to a strong start. The Gators have controlled that rivalry for the past decade, but last year the Hurricanes won the series in Gainesville and now have a chance to win back-to-back series in the rivalry for the first time since 2008-09. To do that, however, Miami will need to step up after being pushed at home last weekend by Harvard, including an 11-6 loss on Friday and a 2-1 victory on Saturday. Florida is still working on its best arrangement on the mound behind preseason All-American left-hander Hunter Barco and is working on some early injuries during that process. Still, Friday night will produce a very intriguing game as Barco takes on left-handed All-American Carson Palmquist, who will make his first start on Friday after closing last season and opening this season as Miami’s No. 2 starter.

Clemson against/in South Carolina
Watch on SEC Network+ on Fridays, ACC Network Extra on Saturdays and ACC Network on Sundays.

The Reedy River Rivalry is one of the best in college baseball and this year’s edition promises to be fun. The series begins in Columbia before moving Saturday to Greenville, SC, and ending Sunday in Clemson. This series has the potential to reveal a lot about both teams. Clemson (8-0) got off to a perfect start and showed great power on offense, but this weekend represents a tough test. South Carolina (7-1) also swung well at bats but has yet to face a team with a winning record. Both of these teams entered the season projected as mid-pack teams in their respective conferences, but this weekend’s winner will have built strong momentum in non-conference play and could be heading for more.

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