K-State Opens Big 12 Baseball Championship against Texas Tech

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FORT WORTH, Texas
– K-State will make its ninth trip over the last 10 seasons to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship as the Wildcats are set to face No. 1-seeded Texas Tech in the opening round on Wednesday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

The eighth-seeded Wildcats (26-29, 8-16 Big 12) and Big 12 regular season champion Red Raiders (40-14, 19-5 Big 12) are paired up with No. 4 West Virginia and No. 5 Oklahoma in division one of the championship bracket. The Mountaineers and Sooners open up the tournament at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

The five-day postseason tournament, which returns to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark after a one-year hiatus, is double-elimination and features the top-eight of the Big 12’s nine teams. Seeds are determined by the regular season finish in the Big 12 standings.

Division two of the tournament is comprised of No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 TCU, No. 6 Baylor and No. 7 Texas. Those four teams will play in the afternoon slate of games, which start at 4 p.m. with TCU and Baylor.

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.

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.

The Championship returns to Oklahoma City for the 17th time in conference history as OKC will host the event through 2020. Wednesday through Saturday’s contests will be telecast on FOX College Sports (FCS) with Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game on FOX Sports Networks. All games will also be available on FOX Sports GO to authenticated subscribers.

Last year, K-State opened its stint in the tournament with a 7-3 win over Oklahoma before falling to Oklahoma State and the Sooners.

The Wildcats are 14-16 (.467) all-time in the Big 12 Baseball Championship and have made nine total trips. From 2007-13, K-State made seven consecutive trips to the tournament and reached as far as the championship game in 2008.

Against Texas Tech, K-State is 2-1 in the postseason tournament, with the Wildcats taking the last meeting in 2013. This season, the Red Raiders swept K-State in Lubbock.