The Panama City Beach College Baseball Classic will be taking place February 3-5, 2023 and features the best programs in National Junior College in a 16 team tournament. Hosted by Gulf Coast Community College and Publix Sports Park, the tournament will feature some of the top Junior College baseball teams in the nation.
Teams committed include Gulf Coast State College (FL), San Jacinto College (TX), Delgado Community College (LA), Wallace-Dothan Community College (AL), Florence-Darlington Technical College (SC), Coastal Alabama Community College (AL), Chattahoochee Valley Community College (AL), Florida Southwestern State College (FL), Northwest Florida State College (FL), Wabash Valley College (IL), State College of Florida (FL), Miami Dade College (FL), Andrew College (GA), Meridian Community College (MS), Chipola College (FL), and McLennan Community College (TX). All games will take place at Publix Sports Park managed by Sports Facility Management.
The sixteen team bracket will start Friday Feb 3, with Championship game Feb 5; tickets are available at $10 per session or $25 for the tournament. 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 throughout the weekend with long-time MLB Play-by-Play Daron Sutton leading the coverage. PG's JUCO Baseball and MLB Draft team of Brian Sakowski and Colton Olinger will lead the scouting coverage on the website 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 Community College.