OKLAHOMA CITY - The USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex will play host to the Big 12 Softball Conference Championship May 10-11. The top-six teams in the conference will compete in a combination of pool play format on Friday and bracket play on Saturday, with the first two games set for 11 a.m. CT on INTEGRIS Field and Field 3 on Friday.
Earning the No. 1 overall seed after going undefeated in Big 12 play is Oklahoma (48-2, 18-0), while Oklahoma State (37-14, 13-5 Big 12) locked in the No. 2 seed followed by No. 3 Texas (41-12, 12-6 Big 12), No. 4 Texas Tech (38-13, 8-10 Big 12), No. 5 Iowa State (31-22, 7-11 Big 12) and No. 6 Kansas (15-35, 3-15 Big 12).
Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Tech comprise Pool A, while Iowa State, Texas and Oklahoma State are in Pool B.
Teams start off with pool play on the opening day of the Championship, with the results of pool play rounds determining bracket play. The third-place teams in each pool will play at 11 a.m. CT on INTEGRIS Field, followed by the second-place teams in each pool at 1:30 p.m. CT on INTEGRIS Field. The Championship concludes with the first-place teams competing for the Big 12 title at 4 p.m. on INTEGRIS Field.
All-Session tickets for the Championship have sold out. A limited number of individual game day tickets will be available. Tickets for each day can only be purchased the day of on-site at the ticket office beginning at 9:30 a.m. CT. The ticket is good for all games that day. Tickets will be limited to 10 per purchaser. Prices per day are $14 for adults and $9 for youth, students and seniors.
MEDIA: Contact Annie Barraza, Big 12 Communications, by email: abarraza@Big12Sports.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations. USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.
As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.