The 2017 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 8-10, 16-17) opens Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when Hazard takes on Marion County. The first round of the tournament will be split across Thursday and Friday with four games on each day, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday, June 10. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with the semifinals set for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16th. The championship game will be played on Saturday, June 17th at 1 p.m.
The KHSAA State Softball Tournament (June 8-10) gets underway at 5 p.m. (CT) on Thursday night in Owensboro, as the first four opening round games are played simultaneously at Jack C. Fisher Park. Thursday’s competition concludes with the last four first round games at 7 p.m. The teams return to the park Friday morning at 9 a.m. to continue the double elimination tournament (through game 26). Saturday’s action begins at 9 a.m. with the championship bracket finals and the consolation bracket semifinals, and wraps up with the state championship game at 1 p.m.
The semifinals and final of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv, as will select games from Saturday’s action of the KHSAA State Softball Tournament (games 27, 29, 30 and 31). KHSAA.tv webcasts will be streamed live through the NFHS Network, which is a subscription based service. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $9.95 a month. A monthly subscription, priced less than the cost of admission to a state championship event, entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 40 participating state associations. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, visit: Subscription Landing Page - Vanilla | Live high school sports video and live stats on the NFHS Network | NFHSNetwork.com