Langston announces HBCU Softball Classic Tournament schedule

Langston Sports
Kyle Taylor, Sports Information Director

LANGSTON – Langston University Director of Athletic Donnita Drain-Rogers has finalized the tournament schedule for the Inaugural National HBCU Softball Classic which will be held at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 3-4, 2017.

This historic event will showcase eight HBCU colleges and universities from across the country (Southern University, Langston, Huston-Tillotson, Talladega College, Texas Southern, Jarvis Christian, Grambling State and Lincoln University).

First pitch starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 3 when the Langston Lady Lions take on Southern University on OGE Energy Field and Texas Southern faces Huston-Tillotson at the same time on Integris Field. Each day will feature four games on two fields for a total of 16 games for the tournament.

“When you think of softball, you instantly think of the ASA Hall of Fame and all of the events they host on site,” said Langston softball coach Hosea Bell. “This is the premier place for softball in the United States and I’m so thankful that we were able to use this venue.”

“It’s a great opportunity for us as a university but also for the institutions participating,” Rogers added. “Five, 10, 20 years down the line each one of these athletes can say I played at the ASA Hall of Fame and that in itself is a tremendous accomplishment. So we’re excited and ready to get going.”

The classic will take part at the historic ASA Hall of Fame Complex which hosts the OSSAA high school state championship, the ASA/USA Slow Pitch Championship Series, the World Cup of Softball and the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

For information on the Inaugural National HBCU Softball Classic visit www.langstonsports.com.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Main Field – OG&E Energy Field

10:00 a.m. – Southern University vs Langston
12:00 p.m. – Huston-Tillotson vs Talladega College
2:00 p.m. – Texas Southern vs Jarvis Christian
4:00 p.m. – Grambling State vs Lincoln University

Field #4 – Integris Field

10:00 a.m. – Texas Southern vs Huston-Tillotson
12:00 p.m. – Lincoln University vs Jarvis Christian
2:00 p.m. – Grambling State vs Langston
4:00 p.m. – Southern University vs Talladega College

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Main Field – OG&E Energy Field

10:00 a.m. – Grambling State vs Jarvis Christian
12:00 p.m. – Southern University vs Huston-Tillotson
2:00 p.m. – Texas Southern vs Talladega College
4:00 p.m. – Lincoln University vs Langston

Field #4 – Integris Field

10:00 a.m. – Lincoln University vs Talladega College
12:00 p.m. – Texas Southern vs Langston
2:00 p.m. – Southern University vs Jarvis Christian
4:00 p.m. – Grambling State vs Huston-Tillotson