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JetBlue Park
Northeastern University warms up before the first ever game at JetBlue Park, which they lost 25-0 to the Red Sox.

They're not as common as they used to be, but Major League teams still host college teams each spring for exhibition games at their winter homes. This page lists the results of those recent contests and includes other non-traditional spring training games played in Cactus or Grapefruit League ballparks.

2016 Non-Traditional Exhibitions

Date Day Time Game Location Crowd
Feb 28 Sunday 1:05 Phillies 8, U. of Tampa 3 Clearwater 4,923
Feb 29 Monday 1:05 Red Sox 6, Boston College 0 Fort Myers  
Feb 29 Monday  DH Red Sox 8, Northeastern 3 Fort Myers 7,737
Feb 29 Monday 1:05 Tigers 7, Florida Southern 2 Lakeland 3,190
Mar 1 Tuesday 1:05 Marlins 5, U. of Miami 1 Jupiter 2,023
Mar 1 Tuesday 3:10 Diamondbacks 12, Arizona 5 Scottsdale 5,007
Mar 2 Wednesday 1:05 Cardinals 13, Florida Atlantic 6 Jupiter 3,555
Mar 2 Wednesday 1:05 Brewers 11, UW-Milwaukee 2 Maryvale 1,405
Mar 17 Thursday 1:07 Blue Jays 12, Canada Jr. 0 Dunedin 3,280

Recap:
Major League teams went 9-0 in 9 games against non-MLB competition during 2016 spring training. Eight MLB teams combined to outscore their opponents 82-22. The average margin of victory was 6.67 runs. The games were attended by a collective paid total crowd of 31,120, which averaged out to 3,890 per exhibition (the two games in Fort Myers were a single-admission doubleheader at JetBlue Park).


2015 Non-Traditional Exhibitions

Date Day Time Game Location Crowd
Mar 1 Sunday 1:05 U. of Tampa 6, Phillies 2 Clearwater 5,154
Mar 2 Monday 1:05 Marlins 7, Florida International 2 Jupiter 1,782
Mar 2 Monday 1:05 Tigers 12, Florida Southern 2 Lakeland 3,446
Mar 3 Tuesday 1:05 Red Sox 2, Northeastern 1 Fort Myers  
Mar 3 Tuesday  DH Red Sox 1, Boston College 0 Fort Myers 7,821
Mar 3 Tuesday 1:05 Marlins 7, U of Miami 1 Jupiter 2,071
Mar 3 Tuesday 3:10 Diamondbacks 4, Arizona State 0 Scottsdale 6,655
Mar 4 Wednesday 1:05 Brewers 8, U Wisc-Milwaukee 0 Maryvale 1,866
Mar 4 Wednesday 7:05 Twins 3, U. of Minnesota 1 Fort Myers 5,415
Mar 15 Sunday 1:07 Blue Jays 17, Canada Jr. 3 Dunedin 1,668
Mar 28 Saturday 1:05 Giants 2, Future Stars 2 Scottsdale 8,893

Recap:
Major League teams went 9-1-1 in 11 games against non-MLB competition during 2015 spring training. Nine MLB teams combined to outscore their opponents 65-18. The average margin of victory was 4.27 runs. The games were attended by a collective paid total crowd of 44,771, which averaged out to 4,477 per exhibition (the two Red Sox games in Fort Myers were a single-admission doubleheader).


2014 Non-Traditional Exhibitions

Date Day Time Game Location Crowd
Feb 25 Tuesday 1:05 Tigers 12, Florida Southern 0 Lakeland 2,906
Feb 25 Tuesday 1:05 Yankees 8, Florida State 3 Tampa 7,708
Feb 26 Wednesday 1:05 Marlins 5, U of Miami 2 Jupiter 1,786
Feb 27 Thursday 1:05 Red Sox 5, Northeastern 2 Fort Myers  
Feb 27 Thursday  DH Red Sox 5, Boston College 2 Fort Myers 7,789
Feb 27 Thursday 1:05 Marlins 9, Florida International 5 Jupiter 1,374
Mar 9 Sunday 1:05 Giants 8, Future Stars 0 Scottsdale 6,098

Recap:
Major League teams went 7-0 in 7 games against non-MLB competition during 2014 spring training. Five MLB teams combined to outscore their opponents 52-14. The average margin of victory was 5.43 runs. The games were attended by a collective paid total crowd of 27,661, which averaged out to 4,610 per exhibition (the two games in Fort Myers were a single-admission doubleheader).


2013 Non-Traditional Exhibitions

Date Day Time Game Location Crowd
Feb 21 Thursday 1:35 Red Sox 3, Northeastern 0 Fort Myers  
Feb 21 Thursday 5:05 Red Sox 11, Boston College 1 Fort Myers 8,128
Feb 24 Sunday 12:10 Mets 5, Michigan 2 Port St. Lucie 1,844
Mar 13 Wednesday 1:05 Tigers 11, Florida Southern 0 Lakeland 3,077
Mar 29 Friday 2:00 Orioles 6, Manatee CC 1 Sarasota   NA

Recap:
Major League teams went 5-0 in 5 games against non-MLB competition during 2013 spring training. Four MLB teams combined to outscore their opponents 36-4. The average margin of victory was 6.4 runs. The games were attended by a collective paid total crowd of 13,049, which averaged out to 4,350 per exhibition (attendance was not announced for the game in Sarasota, while the games in Fort Myers were a single-admission doubleheader).

Additionally, MLB teams played 20 games against countries training for the World Baseball Classic. The Major League teams were 10-9-1 against the national teams. An average crowd of 4,447 watched the games that were played in 17 Cactus and Grapefruit League ballparks by 20 MLB teams and 10 countries.



2012 Non-Traditional Exhibitions

Date Day Time Game Location Crowd
Feb 29 Wednesday 1:05 Phillies 6, Florida State 1 Clearwater 4,399
Mar 2 Friday 12:00 Nationals 3, Georgetown 0 Viera 1,341
Mar 2 Friday 1:05 Tigers 11, Florida Southern 1 Lakeland 3,464
Mar 2 Friday 1:05 Yankees 11, South Florida 0 Tampa 7,972
Mar 3 Saturday 2:35 Red Sox 25, Northeastern 0 Fort Myers 8,124
Mar 3 Saturday 7:05 Red Sox 6, Boston College 3 Fort Myers 8,038
Apr 2 Monday 7:05 Orioles 14, Florida Southern 1 Sarasota   NA
Apr 4 Wednesday 1:05 Twins 8, Fort Myers Miracle 7 Fort Myers 3,444

Recap:
Major League teams went 8-0 in 8 games against non-MLB competition during 2012 spring training. Seven MLB teams combined to outscore their opponents 84-13. The average margin of victory was 8.88 runs. The games were attended by a collective paid total crowd of 36,782, which averaged out to 5,255 per exhibition (attendance was not announced for one of them).


2011 Non-Traditional Exhibitions

Date Day Time Game Location Crowd
Feb 24 Thursday 1:05 Phillies 8, Florida State 0 Clearwater 3,915
Feb 25 Friday 12:05 Pirates 21, State College of Florida 1 Bradenton 1,860
Feb 25 Friday 1:05 Tigers 17, Florida Southern 5 Lakeland 3,311
Feb 26 Saturday 1:05 Red Sox 6, Boston College 0 Fort Myers 5,824
Feb 26 Saturday 6:00 Red Sox 13, Northeastern 2 Fort Myers 4,616
Feb 27 Sunday 12:10 Mets 7, Michigan 1 Port St. Lucie 2,644
Feb 27 Sunday 1:05 Miami 9, Marlins 8 Jupiter 3,332
Mar 9 Wednesday 1:05 Rays 4, Netherlands 3 St. Petersburg 3,002

Recap:
Major League teams went 7-1 in 8 games against non-MLB competition during 2011 spring training. Seven MLB teams combined to outscore their opponents 84-21. The average margin of victory was 7.88 runs. The games were attended by a collective paid total crowd of 28,504, which averaged out to 3,563 per exhibition.


2010 Non-Traditional Exhibitions

Date Day Time Game Location Crowd
Mar 2 Tuesday 12:05 Pirates 6, State College of Florida 1 Bradenton 1,872
Mar 2 Tuesday 1:05 Tigers 13, Florida Southern 1 Lakeland 2,610
Mar 3 Wednesday 1:05 Red Sox 15, Northeastern 0 Fort Myers 4,815
Mar 3 Wednesday 3:05 Marlins 19, Miami 3 Jupiter 2,282
Mar 3 Wednesday 6:05 Red Sox 6, Boston College 1 Fort Myers 4,577
Mar 3 Wednesday 7:05 Phillies 13, Florida State 6 Clearwater 4,192
Mar 21 Sunday 11:10 Mets 8, Michigan 1 Port St. Lucie 2,384
Apr 3 Saturday 1:05 Yankees 9, Future Stars 6 Tampa 11,054

Recap:
Major League teams went 8-0 in 8 games against non-MLB competition during 2010 spring training. Seven MLB teams combined to outscore their opponents 89-19. The average margin of victory was 8.75 runs. The games were attended by a collective paid total crowd of 33,786, which averaged out to 4,223 per exhibition.


2009 Non-Traditional Exhibitions

Date Day Time Game Location Crowd
Feb 25 Wednesday 1:05 Red Sox 7, Boston College 1 Fort Myers 5,707
Feb 28 Saturday 1:05 Red Sox 14, Northeastern 0 Fort Myers 5,205
Mar 2 Monday 1:05 Tigers 7, Florida Southern 1 Lakeland 2,349
Mar 8 Sunday 1:10 Mets 18, Michigan 7 Port St. Lucie 2,286
Apr 2 Thursday 1:05 Manatee Community College 6, Pirates 4 Bradenton 1,763

Recap:
Major League teams went 4-1 in 5 games against non-MLB competition during 2009 spring training. Four MLB teams combined to outscore their opponents 50-15. The average margin of victory was 7 runs. The games were attended by a collective paid total crowd of 17,310, which averaged out to 3,462 per exhibition.

Additionally, MLB teams played 36 games against countries training for the World Baseball Classic. The Major League teams were 22-13-1 against the national teams. An average crowd of 3,838 watched the 35 games that were played in a Cactus or Grapefruit League ballpark.


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