Head Coach Kenny Gajweski has turned the Cowgirls’ softball program around in the two short years he has been in Stillwater.
This is evidenced by the release of the seeds for the Big 12 Softball Tournament that will take place this weekend. This is the first tournament for the championship since 2010, according to the press release.
The Cowgirls earned the No. 3-seed in the tournament, behind OU and Baylor, who earned the first and second seeds in the tournament, respectively. Texas claimed the fourth spot, while Iowa State finished No. 5 in the conference with Texas Tech sneaking into the tournament in the sixth and final spot.
The Cowgirls will play two games back-to-back on Friday, starting at 11 a.m. as they take on the Baylor Bears in the first game. Immediately following that game, they will take on the No. 5 Iowa State Cyclones with a scheduled first pitch of 2 p.m.
The first tournament since 2010 will not feature bracket play, instead, the six teams will be divided up into pool play.
The format will consist of pool play with six teams divided into two pools. Seeds 1, 4, and 6 are in Pool A and seeds 2, 3, and 5 are in Pool B. All pool play will occur on Day One of the championship. On day two, the third-place teams in each pool will play, followed by the second-place teams and then the first-place teams.
The Championship will be played at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Tickets are available for $25 for all sessions. Daily group tickets (minimum 10 per group) can be purchased for $9 each.
All but two games will be televised, and Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State is one of those games. All games will be broadcast on Fox College Sports, with the exception of the championship game, which will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2. If you are a subscriber, you can stream the games online at foxsportsgo.com.
Here is the full schedule for the tournament.
If you are in the area, consider heading to OKC to support your Cowgirls! Go Pokes!