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Tech captures Big 12 baseball regular season crown

Posted at 10:49 PM, May 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-18 23:49:54-04

IRVING, TX — Texas Tech earned the 2019 Big 12 baseball regular-season title after securing an 8-4 victory over TCU on Saturday evening.

Texas Tech (36-15) finished Big 12 play with a 16-8 record. The Red Raiders claimed the program’s fourth Big 12 regular-season title (1997, 2016, 2017 and 2019) and the third in the last four years.

TTU will be the No. 1 seed in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, May 22-26, at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. A full bracket and matchups will be announced on Sunday, May 19.

Prior to the season, No. 10-ranked Texas Tech was projected to win the league in the preseason coaches’ poll. The Red Raiders were the No. 3-seed in the Big 12 Championship last season and went on to reach the program’s third College World Series.

All-session tickets for the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship start as low as $69 and total 15 games, including the if necessary games on Saturday. The championship will feature a total of eight sessions, all of which include two games except for Sunday's championship finale at 1 p.m. CT. Single-session tickets go on sale Monday for as low as $15 per person.

Additionally, group tickets for parties of 10 or more start at just $12 per ticket and include an in-game scoreboard message on the centerfield video board.

There will be three theme nights at the ballpark this season, starting with the Tailgate Party on the Mickey Mantle Plaza from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Future All-American Night will take place on Friday, May 24. After the completion of the last game, fans can stay to watch fireworks. Lastly, Sunday, May 26, will be Big 12 Family Day featuring kids run the bases, player autographs, face painting and more.