Pensacola Sports News

Troy vs. Auburn @ 6 p.m. at Blue Wahoos Stadium

Troy University will have a strong showing at this year’s Cox Diamond Invitational, and not just on the playing field.  In addition to being one of the four teams participating in this year’s round-robin tournament, the University’s admissions and athletic departments are sponsoring the event.  The opening night game on March 4, Troy vs. Auburn, will be “Troy Night.”

Troy purchased the right-field deck and are inviting prospective students to attend the game.  Troy staff will be on the concourse distributing information and speaking with tournament attendees.  To kick-off the game, Troy’s Chancellor, Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Those interested in learning more about what Troy University offers both academically and athletically are invited to attend and visit with their staff.  Interested prospective students should contact the Troy University Admissions department at 334-808-6618 to inquire about complementary tickets.

“Troy University is proud to be the sponsor of this matchup between two great baseball programs and institutions.  We are grateful for the opportunity to bring our team to Pensacola,” said Buddy Starling, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management.  “Our relationship with the Pensacola area is both longstanding and vital to our success.   This event allows us to reach out and touch all of our stakeholders in the panhandle including current students, alumni, donors and prospective students.  We expect this partnership to continue for many years and the relationship between Troy University and the people in this region to continue to be enriched.”

During Troy’s Saturday game against the University of Southern Mississippi, Troy Athletics will be on the concourse distributing gifts team schedules.  Troy’s Athletic Director, Jeremy McClain, and other athletic administrators will be in attendance.

“Troy Athletics is excited to have our baseball program be part of an impressive field of teams at the Cox Diamond Invitational,” commented McClain.  “The Pensacola area, and the entire panhandle, are important to our program and we are thankful for the opportunity to play in front of our fans and be a part of the entire weekend. We look forward to continuing to build upon our relationships in the Pensacola area.”

Tickets are still available by visiting http://pensacolasports.org/coxdiamondinvitational/ or at the stadium box office.  Single day and weekend passes are available.  Student, senior, and military discounts are available at the box office only.  Additionally, people can call the Pensacola Sports office 850-434-2800 for more information.

The schedule for the three-day tournament is:

  • Friday, March 4 @ 2 p.m.              Southern Miss vs. Michigan State
  • Friday, March 4 @ 6 p.m.              Troy vs. Auburn
  • Saturday, March 5 @ 11 a.m.      Auburn vs. Michigan State
  • Saturday, March 5 @ 3 p.m.        Troy vs. Southern Miss
  • Sunday, March 6 @ 11 a.m.         Michigan State vs. Troy
  • Sunday, March 6 @ 3 p.m.           Southern Miss vs. Auburn