PROVO -- Softball fans get ready. BYU is one of 16 regional hosts in the NCAA Women's College World Series, and fans will want to get their tickets early.
The four teams playing in Provo this weekend will be BYU's in-state rival Southern Utah, Big 12 Conference winner Kansas, No. 14 Washington, and the hometown Cougars.
Fans who want to get their tickets early need call the BYU ticket office at 801-422-BYU1 or 800-322-BYU1 or visit the ticket office at the Marriot Center. No tickets will be available online. Tickets will also be on sale at the Miller Field Box Office one hour prior to each game.
Session passes are $15 adults, $10 for students and adults over 60 and $6 for children. Single game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for student and adults over 60 and $2 for children.
The tournament begins on Thursday at 4 p.m. with the hometown Cougars facing off against Kansas at Gail Miller Field. No. 14 Washington and SUU play that evening at 7 p.m. Friday's games will be held at 1:30, 4, and 7 p.m with the championship game on Saturday at noon.
Cougar fans will not want to miss this opportunity to see their team in the most exciting games of the season thus far. BYU's head softball coach Gordon Eakin is confident that the Cougars will do well this weekend.
"I'm not surprised we got a bid," Eakin said. "The exciting part was to see that we host. It's huge for BYU softball."
Some of the nation's top players will fight to keep their World Series hopes alive. Fans will see the nation's triples leader, SUU's Marci Pratt, and Kansas' Serena Settlemier, who ranks second in homeruns. Danielle Lawrie and Caitlin Noble, two of the nation's best pitchers, will take the mound for Washington, and the nation's RBI leader, Ianta Le'I, will try to lead the Cougars to the next round.
Live video streaming will be available for all BYU games. To access the live video, visit the softball schedule page of www.byucougars.com and click on the "Live Audio" link.
For a full version of this weeks' release, click on the link at the top of the story.