Tobs Announce 5th Annual College Baseball Classic

Updated March 06 2018

The Wilson Tobs are proud to announce the schedule for the 5th Annual College Baseball Classic to be held at Historic Fleming Stadium beginning on Friday, March 9th, 2018.

“We are looking forward to having another great College Classic to kick off our 2018 season out at Historic Fleming Stadium. By continuing to bring baseball to the Wilson area year-round, we are providing the community with entertainment consistently leading to the kick-off of the Wilson Tobs summer season,” said General Manager Mike Bell. “We have some familiar teams that have participated in years past, but we are also welcoming some new northern schools this year to broaden our outreach throughout the nation.”

The 5th Annual College Baseball Classic will feature seven Division II colleges and universities. Four schools from the 2017 College Classic will return this season to compete. Returning schools making the trip down to Wilson include: Kutztown University, West Virginia State University, Lock Haven University, and California University of Pennsylvania will compete against three newcomers to the Classic, Bloomsburg University, Wheeling Jesuit University, and Mercyhurst University.

Friday- March 9th
12:00 P.M. - Mercyhurst vs West Virginia State
3:00 P.M. - West Virginia State vs Mercyhurst
6:00 P.M. - Wheeling Jesuit vs Kutztown

Saturday- March 10th
10:00 A.M. - Bloomsburg vs West Virginia State
1:00 P.M. - Kutztown vs Mercyhurst
4:00 P.M. - California (Pa.) vs Wheeling Jesuit
7:00 P.M. - Wheeling Jesuit vs California (Pa.)

Sunday- March 11th
10:00 A.M. - Mercyhurst vs Lock Haven
1:00 P.M. - West Virginia State vs Kutztown
4:00 P.M. - Lock Haven vs Wheeling Jesuit
7:00 P.M. - Bloomsburg vs California (Pa.)

Monday- March 12th
2:00 P.M. - Kutztown vs California (Pa.)

Tuesday- March 13th
2:00 P.M. - Blomsburg vs Lock Haven

Wednesday- March 14th
11:00 A.M. - Lock Haven vs California (Pa.)
2:00 P.M. - California (Pa.) vs Bloomsburg

For just $7, fans can purchase an all-day pass and enjoy a full day of baseball action at Historic Fleming Stadium. Gates will open one hour prior to the start of the first game of the day.

The Wilson Tobs home opener and Firework Show for the 2018 season is Sunday, May 27th @ 6 PM. Season tickets and ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (252) 291-8627, or by visiting

The Wilson Tobs enter their 22nd season as a founding member of the Coastal Plain League. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate, a Pettit Cup Championship team, and more exciting entertainment for the Wilson Community. We would like to dedicate each successful season to the Wilson Community, Coastal Plain League Organization, Host Families, Corporate Partners, and the Dedicated Fans throughout the city of Wilson. The Wilson Tobs have played host to over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced a dozen players who have gone on to play in the MLB, including Cy Young & MVP winner Justin Verlander. For more information on the Wilson Tobs, visit our website

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 111 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball..


Mike Bell


(252) 291-8627