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Minute Maid Park to host Houston College Classic

The Houston College Classic -- dubbed "The Battle for Texas" -- will return for its 14th year this weekend at Minute Maid Park, with every team in the tournament field hailing from a Texas university.

Among the six college baseball programs participating are four teams ranked by Collegiate Baseball Magazine (No. 12 TCU, No. 15 Rice, No. 24 Texas and No. 26 Texas Tech) in addition to Houston and Sam Houston State, which are a combined 15-1. As a whole, the tournament field is 41-10 this season.

The event will feature a total of nine games played from Friday to Sunday (three games per day). The first game on Friday pits Texas Tech and Houston at 12:05 p.m. CT, and action concludes Sunday when TCU and Houston meet at 5:05 p.m.

More information on the event, including ticketing, can be found at

Joey Nowak is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak.

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