Commodores Set to Open Next Season at Globe Life Field

Vanderbilt to compete in the 2023 College Baseball Showdown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt baseball team will open the 2023 season with their first appearance in the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field—home of the Texas Rangers.

The third annual tournament is scheduled for Feb. 17–19, 2023, and features six of the nation’s top programs. Vanderbilt will be joined by Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas. The inaugural tournament in 2021 was one of the highest attended college baseball tournaments in the NCAA.

“It goes without saying that these are privileged opportunities for our players, school and university,” head coach Tim Corbin said. “We are grateful to the Texas Rangers and their ownership for their beautiful facilities and inclusion in this event. With Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker’s recent addition to this organization, we hope our team can add favorably with our representation in these games.”

Five of the six programs in the 2023 showdown lineup played in the 2022 NCAA Tournament, with the Commodores making their 16th consecutive postseason appearance.

All games of the 2023 College Baseball Showdown will be streamed live by FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for the tournament. Tickets for the 2023 College Baseball Showdown will go on sale later this year; the event is sponsored by State Farm. For more information, visit