Last Modified: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:39 PM
This week’s bad weather will end up being a benefit to local baseball fans.
Thanks to forced schedule changes due to the weather and its aftermath, McNeese State will host the Lake Area Classic for the first time in 10 years.
The Cowboys were to open the season with a weekend series against Chicago State. That has been changed to a round robin that will include the SEC’s Missouri and Southern Mississippi.
“This is great opportunity for our program and players to host these three teams,” said McNeese head coach Justin Hill. “We are very grateful that Chicago State agreed to play Missouri and Southern Miss on such short notice.”
The three-day round robin tournament kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. with an originally scheduled game between the Cowboys and Chicago State.
Fans who have tickets for this weekend’s game can use their Friday ticket as originally planned. For Saturday, the ticket booth will open at 10 a.m. Season ticket holders can use their Chicago State Game 2 ticket as an all-day pass for all three games. General admission tickets will be $10 and are good for all three games.
On Sunday, the ticket booth will open at noon. Season ticket holders will be able to use their Chicago State game three ticket as an all-day pass and general admission tickets will be $10 and are good for both games.
Here is a complete updated schedule:
6 p.m. McNeese vs. Chicago State (McNeese Home)
11 a.m. Southern Miss vs. Missouri (Southern Miss home)
3 p.m. McNeese vs. Missouri (McNeese home)
7 p.m. Chicago State vs. Southern Miss (Chicago State home)
1 p.m. Missouri vs. Chicago State (Missouri home)
4:30 p.m. McNeese vs. Southern Miss (McNeese home)