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WVU Seeded Eighth in Big 12 Baseball Championship

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 22, 2021)  The West Virginia University baseball team has earned the No. 8 seed at the 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

Postseason play for the Mountaineers begins against No. 9-seeded Kansas on Tuesday, May 25, in a single-elimination game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. ET, with the winner advancing to the double-elimination tournament.

The Championship returns to Oklahoma City for the 21st time in conference history. All of the preliminary matchups of the Championship will be featured on either Big 12 Now on ESPN+ or ESPNU. The Championship title game is set for a 6 p.m. ET, first pitch on Sunday, May 30, and will be televised on ESPN2.

West Virginia finished 23-25 in regular-season play in 2021, including 8-16 in Big 12 action. The Mountaineers have advanced to the Big 12 Championship semifinals in each of the last four years the event has been played, with championship-game appearances in 2016 and 2019.

The winner of Tuesday’s WVU-Kansas game moves on to take on No. 1-seed Texas on Wednesday, May 26, at 5 p.m. ET. No. 4 Oklahoma State and No. 5 Oklahoma also appear in the division two side of the bracket.

Division one consists of No. 3 Texas Tech against No. 6 Baylor, as well as No. 2 TCU against No. 7 Kansas State.

All-session tickets for the 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship are on sale now. All-session tickets can be purchased by visiting and include all games of the championship, including if-necessary games, totaling 16 contests. Tickets start as low as $69 for terrace seats, with field level $99 and club seats available for $169.

Single-session tickets go on sale Monday morning, May 24, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets start as low as $15 for lawn seats, $17 for terrace, $24 for field and club seats available for $32.

Bags are not allowed in Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, with the following exceptions: clear bags that do not exceed 12x6x12, small clutches that do not exceed 4.5×6.5, and diaper bags and medically necessary devices after proper inspection.

The seating bowl has been reconfigured to maintain social distancing. All parties will be seated in groups of a maximum of six guests, and all parties will be socially distanced from other groups based on current guidelines. If a party is greater than six, they will be split into a minimum of two pods of seats. All fans ages two and up are strongly encouraged to wear a facemask covering their nose and mouth at all times unless actively eating or drinking. For complete details on stadium protocols, visit

Press Release Courtesy of West Virginia University Athletics Communications

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