09/22/16 – Board Approves 2017 State Baseball Dates/Times

September 22, 2016 Baseball Blog Updates

The KHSAA Board of Control, at its September meeting, approved the dates and times for the 2017 KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. The event will be held June 8-10 and 16-17 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.  

First round games (all times are Eastern) will be held Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The quarterfinals will be played on Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The semifinals will be played at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16, with the championship slated for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. The semifinals and finals times were adjusted to the afternoon to accommodate the Lexington Legends’ home schedule, as the team hosts South Atlantic League games both evenings.

“This is not anyone’s ideal schedule for the semifinals and finals, including our office or the Lexington Legends. But we have had to make these accommodations in basketball before with the 2013 UK/Florida situation and the football finals with the conflicts with a home game at both Papa John’s Stadium and our current hosts at WKU, among other events,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “These facilities that we try to utilize are the best available for all involved, but they were built for that University’s students or that owner’s team, and we know that on very rare occasions, there will be conflicts where that host team has the priority. Obviously, if this becomes a long-term issue, other discussions would need to be held, but for one year, we will work to ensure the participation opportunity is the best it can be for the students involved.”

– KHSAA –

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