College Baseball Classic

Congratulations to the Gulf Coast State College on winning the 2024 Visit Panama City Beach College Baseball Classic championship!

The Panama City Beach College Baseball Classic will be taking place February 2-4, 2024, and features the best programs in National Junior College in a 16-team tournament. Hosted by Gulf Coast State College and Publix Sports Park, the tournament will feature some of the top Junior College baseball teams in the nation.

The sixteen-team bracket will start Friday February 2, with a Championship game February 4; tickets are available at $15 per day or $35 for the tournament. To purchase tickets now click here. All games will take place at the Publix Sports Park managed by Sports Facility Management. The largest baseball scouting organization Perfect Game USA will serve as the official scouting and media coverage partner for the event. PerfectGame.TV will produce multiple games over the weekend with longtime MLB announcers Daron Sutton and Steve Phillips leading the live streaming coverage. Perfect Game's JUCO team of Blaine Peterson and Troy Sutherland will lead the scouting coverage on and social media as well.

Many Major League Baseball and D1 College scouts will be in attendance as these NJCAA programs have produced some of the best players in the Nation. An MVP of the event will be named, in honor of Legendary 324 game winner Hall of Famer Don Sutton, who pitched at Gulf Coast State College.

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#30 Gulf Coast State College - Panama City, FL

#12 Chipola Community College - Marianna, FL

#16 Northwest Florida State - Niceville, FL

#8 State College of Florida - Bradenton, FL

#15 Pearl River Community College - Poplarville, MS 

#14 Florida Southwestern State College - Cypress Lake, FL

#26 Miami Dade College - Miami, FL

#49 Andrew College - Cuthbert, GA        

#22 Florence Darlington Technical College - Florence, SC

#3 McLennan Community College - Waco, TX

St. Johns River State College - Palatka, FL

#2 Wabash Valley College - Mt. Carmel, IL

#43 Wallace Community College - Dothan, AL

Chattahoochee Valley Community College - Phenix City, AL

Dyersburg State Community College - Dyersburg, TN

Meridian Community College - Meridian, MS

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Notable Major League Baseball Alumni

Miami Dade College

Mike Piazza, Raul Ibanez, Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers, Jaime Navarro, John Cangelosi     

McLennan Community College

Jay Buhner, Craig McMurty, Chris Martin

Pearl River Community College

Red Bullock, Rhyne Hughes, Wendell Magee

Dyersburg State Community College

William Woods

Wallace Community College

Mackey Sasser

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Tim Hudson, Danny Cox, Chuck James

Florence Darlington Technical College

Tanner Myatt, Hunter Parks

Meridian Community College

Corey Dickerson, Cliff Lee, Tyler Moore, Paul Phillips, Jason Smith

Gulf Coast State College

Will Smith, Don Sutton, Terrance Gore, Curt Leskanic, Nick Nelson

Chipola Community College

Jose Bautista, Russell Martin, Edwin Alicea, Adam Duvall, Cam Collier, Kenya Huggins  

Northwest Florida State College

Jeff Farnsworth, Jason Michaels, Jake Madden

State College of Florida

Jody Reed, Ron Washington, Glenn Davis, Alex Cole

St Johns River State College

Howie Kendrick, Nathaniel Lowe

Florida Southwestern State College

Joel Pineiro

Andrew College

Don Thomas, Ryan Episcopo

Wabash Valley College

Aaron Barrett, Ross Wolf