AUSTIN, Texas – The West Virginia University baseball team has earned the No. 4 seed at the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship and will open postseason play against fifth-seeded Baylor in the opening round on Wednesday, May 24, 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 24-28. Every game will be broadcast on FOX College Sports, FSSW+ or FSMW+, with the exception of Sunday’s championship game, which will be televised on FOX Sports Networks. All games will also be available on FOX Sports GO to subscribers.
The Mountaineers (32-22, 12-12 Big 12) earned the No. 4 seed for the second consecutive season. Last year, No. 4-ranked WVU advanced to its first-ever Big 12 championship game, going 3-1 at the event. West Virginia is 6-6 all-time at the Big 12 Championship.
WVU opens play against Baylor (34-19, 12-12 Big 12). The Mountaineers won the series at then-No. 10 Baylor, 2-1, to open Big 12 play from March 17-19. The winner of the WVU-BU game will play the winner between No. 1 Texas Tech and No. 8 Oklahoma State on Thursday, May 25, 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, second-seeded TCU will face No. 7 Kansas at 5 p.m. ET, and No. 3 Oklahoma opens against No. 6 Texas 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.
Starting Sunday, May 21, a single-session presale will be available by calling the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball call center. The presale features a unique four-pack offer of four tickets and $5 in concessions vouchers per ticket for just $69.99 and is exclusively available to those who call 405.218.2180. With a limited number of seats available for this offer, fans are encouraged to call Sunday to secure the best seat locations.
All-session tickets for the event 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.
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 and the opportunity for each member of the group to enter an exclusive group raffle in order to win autographed Big 12 merchandise.
Fans can purchase tickets by visiting Big12Sports.com/BuyTickets, okcdodgers.com or through Ticketmaster. Tickets are also available by visiting the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark box office or calling 405.218.2180.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
Game 1: No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 5 Baylor – 9:00 a.m. (CT)
Game 2: No. 1 Texas Tech vs. No. 8 Oklahoma State – 12:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 2 TCU vs. No. 7 Kansas – 4:00 p.m.
Game 4: No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 Texas – 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 25
Game 5: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – 9:00 a.m.
Game 6: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser – 12:30 p.m.
Game 7: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 4:00 p.m.
Game 8: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner – 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 26
Game 9: Game 7 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner – 3:15 p.m.
Game 10: Game 8 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner – 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 27
Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner – 9:00 a.m.
Game 12: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner – 12:30 p.m.
*Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, If Necessary – 4:00 p.m.
**Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, If Necessary*** – 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, MAY 28
Game 15: Championship Game – 1:00 p.m.
Times listed in Central.
*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.
Press Release Courtesy: Charlie Healy- WVU Sports Communications
Cover Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS