Baylor bears, LSU tigers baseball teams visit Shriners Hospital

HOUSTON – With the Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic set for Friday through Sunday, a pair of participating teams spent their  afternoon on Thursday with the children at the hospital.

Both the Baylor Bears and LSU Tigers baseball team participated in activities with the youngsters and were excited about putting smiles on all the young faces.

“It’s really special to be here and bring a smile to these kids’ faces,” said LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson.

“It’s awesome to see just how happy they are regardless of what they are going through, regardless of their physical disabilities that they may have. They’re not letting it beat them."

“I think Shriners does an awesome job of giving these kids the resources they need to give them the most normal life they can live,” Robertson added.

“This is such a treat for us. Obviously, we love being here for the kids, but just walking away so refreshed and so rejuvenated by their spirit and their good hearts,” Baylor outfielder Richard Cunningham said. “These kids are amazing.”

The Shriners Hospital for Children Classic is scheduled for three games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

The tournament features five teams ranked in the top 15 in the nation, including top-ranked TCU, 4th-ranked LSU, 10th-ranked Texas Tech and 15th-ranked Texas A&M.