Special to The Flash
STEPHENVILLE – For the fifth straight season, Tarleton will head to Houston to take the field on the home of the Houston Astros for the annual Winter Invitational at Minute Maid Park and tickets are now on sale.
Tarleton will play three games in Houston from February 17-19, 2017 as one of six universities to represent NCAA Division II in this three-day event.
The Texans will get the tournament started on Friday, February 17 with a 10 a.m. first pitch against perennial Heartland Conference power, St. Mary’s. Tarleton will then take the field at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday against Central Missouri and Arkansas-Fort Smith, respectively.
Daily admission tickets will be sold: $16 for adults, $10 for students, and $7 for kids. Children 3 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
The entire tournament schedule is as follows (home team listed second):
Friday, February 17
10 a.m. – St. Mary’s vs. Tarleton
2 p.m. – Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. Chico State
6 p.m. – Arkansas-Fort Smith vs. Central Missouri
Saturday, February 18
10 a.m. – Arkansas-Fort Smith vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville
2 p.m. – Tarleton vs. Central Missouri
6 p.m. – Chico State vs. St. Mary’s
Sunday, February 19
10 a.m. – Chico State vs. Central Missouri
2 p.m. – Tarleton vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith
6 p.m. – Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. St. Mary’s
To purchase tickets online, visit www.astros.com.