MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 19, 2019) – The No. 17-ranked West Virginia University baseball team has earned the No. 4 seed at the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship and will begin postseason play against fifth-seeded Kansas in the opening round on Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT, in Oklahoma City.
The annual event will once again be held at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark from May 22-26. Every game will be broadcast on FOX College Sports, with the exception of Sunday’s championship game, which will be televised on FOX Sports Networks. All games also will be available on FOX Sports GO to subscribers.
The Mountaineers open postseason play with a 34-18 record and a 13-11 mark in the Big 12, tied for their best league record since joining the conference prior to the 2013 season, and WVU’s fourth-place finish is tied for its second-highest. The Mountaineers have advanced to the Big 12 Championship semifinals in each of the last three seasons, with a championship game appearance in 2016.
West Virginia opens the postseason against Kansas (31-24, 12-12 Big 12). The winner of Wednesday’s WVU-KU game will play the winner between No. 1 Texas Tech (36-15, 16-8), the regular-season champions, and No. 8 Kansas State (25-31, 8-16) on Thursday, May 23, at 5 p.m. ET. In the double-elimination tournament, the losers of the two games on Wednesday will face off on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.
On the other side of the bracket on Wednesday, No. 2 Baylor (33-15, 14-8) faces No. 7 Oklahoma (33-21, 11-13) at 5 p.m. ET, while No. 3 Oklahoma State (32-17, 14-9) meets No. 6 TCU (29-24, 11-13) in the nightcap, at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The complete Big 12 Championship bracket can be found here, while additional information about the championship, including details about tickets, Oklahoma City and Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark can be found at Big12Sports.com.
Tickets can be purchased at Big12Sports.com/BuyTickets, OKCDodgers.com or through Ticketmaster. Tickets also are available by visiting the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark box office or calling (405) 218-2180.
All-session tickets for the Championship start as low as $69 and total 15 games, including the if necessary games on Saturday. The championship will feature a total of eight sessions, all of which include two games except for Sunday’s championship finale at 1 p.m. CT. Single-session tickets go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. CT for as low as $15 per person.
Additionally, group tickets for parties of 10 or more start at just $12 per ticket and include an in-game scoreboard message on the centerfield video board.
There will be three theme nights at the ballpark this season, starting with the Tailgate Party on the Mickey Mantle Plaza from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Future All-American Night will take place on Friday, May 24. After the completion of the last game, fans can stay to watch fireworks. Lastly, Sunday, May 26, will be Big 12 Family Day featuring kids run the bases, player autographs, face painting and more.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
Game 1: No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 5 Kansas – 10:00 a.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Texas Tech vs. No. 8 Kansas State – 1:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. Baylor vs. No. 7 Oklahoma – 5:00 p.m.
Game 4: No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 6 TCU – 8:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 23
Game 5: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – 10:00 a.m.
Game 6: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser – 1:30 p.m.
Game 7: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 5:00 p.m.
Game 8: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner – 8:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 24
Game 9: Game 7 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner – 4:15 p.m.
Game 10: Game 8 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner – 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 25
Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner – 10:00 a.m.
Game 12: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner – 1:30 p.m.
*Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, If Necessary – 5:00 p.m.
**Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, If Necessary*** – 8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, MAY 26
Game 15: Championship Game – 2:00 p.m.
Times listed in Eastern.
*Game 13 will be necessary if the winner of Game 9 also wins Game 11.
**Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12.
***If Game 13 is unnecessary, Game 14 will be played at 4:30 p.m. rather than 7:30 p.m.
Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose
Press Release Credit: WVU Athletics Communications