06/08/16 – Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments Begin Thursday

June 8, 2016 2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016

The 2016 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments get underway Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 9-11, 17-18) begins Thursday morning when Johnson Central takes on Highlands at 11 a.m. in the first of the day’s four opening round games. First round action continues with four games on Friday, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with semifinal action on Friday, June 17th and the championship game on Saturday, June 18th.

The Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament (June 9-11) opens at 5 p.m. (CT) tomorrow night in Owensboro, as the first four opening round games are played simultaneously at Jack C. Fisher Park. Thursday’s competition concludes with four more opening round games at 7 p.m., before the teams return to the park Friday morning at 9 a.m. to continue the double elimination tournament. Saturday’s action begins at 9 a.m. with the championship bracket finals and the consolation bracket semifinal, and wraps up with the state championship game at 1 p.m.

KHSAA.tv will have a live webcast of the Semifinals and Championship game of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament, as well as select games from Saturday’s action of the Worth/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 include a day pass ($9.95), a monthly pass ($14.95) and an annual pass ($119.95).

These passes, with the daily pass priced less than the cost of admission to state championship contests, not only entitle the users to all Kentucky broadcasts, but every broadcast from the more than 40 participating state associations. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, visit: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

A free audio-only feed of the games will also be available online through KHSAA.net and Mixlr (http://mixlr.com/khsaa/), which has a corresponding app available for iOS and Android devices.

2016 Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament
Official Program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20152016/Baseball/issue1/index.html
Tournament Bracket – http://khsaa.org/baseball/2016/statebaseballbracket.pdf
Tournament Central (Rosters, Live Stats, etc.) – http://khsaa.org/2016-rawlingskhsaa-state-baseball-tournament/
Order Tickets – https://goo.gl/E8NUyi

2016 Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament
Official Program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20152016/Softball/issue1/index.html
Tournament Bracket – http://khsaa.org/fastpitchsoftball/2016/statefastpitchbracket.pdf
Tournament Central (Rosters, Live Stats, etc.) – http://khsaa.org/2016-worthkhsaa-state-softball-tournament-info-and-results/
Order Tickets – http://goo.gl/Tk7DHR

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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