Tournament History

The FirstBank Classic, originally known as the Lubbock Invitational, has been hosted by the Lubbock ISD baseball programs for 33 years, beginning in
1984
Known as the Lubbock Invitational until 1994, the tournament name changed to the Kal Segrist Classic to honor former Texas Tech head baseball coach until
2001
The 2018 tournament is the 17th consecutive year the tournament has been known as the FirstBank Classic. FirstBank & Trust became the title sponsor in
2002
Twelve of 16 high school baseball teams, including five Lubbock-area schools, competing in the FirstBank Classic this year were in UIL state playoffs in the spring season of
2017

Schedule & Events

Tournament

Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10, 2018

Media & Coaches Kickoff Luncheon

Open to Media & Participating Baseball Coaches
Wednesday, March 7
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
First Bank & Trust Operations Building
9816 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79424
South of the Main Building

Kal Segrist Award

Award Background

Kal Segrist was a true baseball pioneer and legend. After leading his Adamson High School team to two Texas State Championships, he helped lead the Texas Longhorns to a national title in 1950. After 11 years in professional baseball, Segrist arrived at Texas Tech University as an assistant coach and later served 16 seasons as the head coach of the Red Raiders. Thanks in large part to the work Segrist put in at Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas is known today for it’s success developing baseball talent.   

The Kal Segrist Award is presented to an individual that has had a positive impact on Lubbock Youth Baseball. This person embodies the same work ethic and care that Segrist showed to baseball in Lubbock.

Past Recipients

1999: Kal Segrist
2000: Bill Dean
2001: Jim Truett
2002: Bobby Moegle
2003: John Dudley
2004: James Webster
2005: Bobby Welch
2006: Ron Bartley
2007: Marylou Castilleja Reyna
2008: Cal Lowry
2009: Woody Van Dyke
2010: Mack Owen
2011: Wayne Ricketson
2012: AB Morris
2013: Barry Orr
2014: Bart Reagor
2015: Scott Gwinn
2016: Mike Gustafson
2017: Dr. E.C. Leslie and Dr. Tim Leslie

"In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won't be able to do this."

–Willie Mays

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