The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2018 Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. Tickets for each event are available for purchase through KHSAA.org including an online-only, discounted all-session pass for state softball (GoFan - The largest high school ticketing solution in the U.S.).
The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 7-9, 15-16) gets underway Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when Greenup County takes on Muhlenberg 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 9. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with the semifinals set for 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15th. The championship game will be played on Saturday, June 16th at 7 p.m.
The Owensboro Health/KHSAA State Softball Tournament (June 7-9) gets started at 5 p.m. (CT) on Thursday night in Owensboro, as the first four opening round games are played simultaneously at the Kentucky Legends Fields at Jack C. Fisher Park. Thursday’s action 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 slate of games 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 Owensboro Health/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 | Live high school sports video on the NFHS Network | NFHSNetwork.com