FRISCO, Texas ? All-session tickets for the 2012 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament go on sale Tuesday. For the second consecutive season, the tournament will be hosted by Texas State at Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos on May 23-26.
The best value is the all-session reserved pass for $50, which allows entry into all 15 possible games of the tournament. The youth all-session reserved pass and the all-session general admission pass are $45 each.
Tickets will also be available for each day of the tournament for $15, while a single-day general admission ticket is $12, the same price as single-day youth reserved ticket. All single-day tickets will go on sale April 24.
The double-elimination tournament will include the conference?s top eight teams. Each team will be placed into two brackets with the two bracket winners meeting in the winner-take-all championship game Saturday, May 26, at either 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland Conference?s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
There will be a minimum of 13 games played during the four-day tournament. Game times the first three days of the tournament are 9 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A minimum of one game and up to three games could be played on championship Saturday.
To purchase tickets, call the Texas State Athletics Ticket Office at 512-245-2272 or visit the university?s athletics website at www.TxStateBobcats.com/tickets.
Ticket options for the tournament are as follows:
- All-Session Reserved ? $50
- All-Session Youth Reserved ? $45
- All-Session General Admission ? $45
- Single Day Adult Reserved ? $15
- Single Day Youth Reserved ? $12
- Single Day General Admission ? $12
All students of Southland Conference schools will receive free admission with a valid student ID, and all children ages five and younger will also be admitted free.
2012 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, May 23
Game 1*: No. 6 Seed vs. No. 3 Seed, 9 a.m.
Game 2*: No. 7 Seed vs. No. 2 Seed, Noon
Game 3*: No. 5 Seed vs. No. 4 Seed, 4 p.m.
Game 4*: No. 8 Seed vs. No. 1 Seed, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 24
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 9 a.m.
Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, Noon
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 4 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 25
Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 5, 9 a.m.
Game 10: Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 6, Noon
Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 4 p.m.
Game 12: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 26
~#Game 13: Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, 9 a.m.
^#Game 14: Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, 1 p.m.
+Championship: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, 1 or 5 p.m.
*Host team has option of selecting its game time for the opening round;
~ 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 only one of the two early games is necessary on Saturday, it will be played at 1 p.m., with the Championship Game starting at 5 p.m.;
+ If both bracket winners are undefeated, the championship game will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m.
NOTE: There will be a minimum of 45 minutes between games on Wednesday and 30 minutes the remainder of the week with no game starting prior to its scheduled start time.