The Grand Prairie AirHogs and QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie will host the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Baseball Tournament May 22-26. This marks the first time the WAC Baseball Tournament has been played at QuikTrip Park.
"We are very excited about hosting the WAC Baseball Tournament at QuikTrip Park," said AirHogs GM John Bilbow. "This area is a hotbed for college baseball. The fact that Dallas Baptist and UT Arlington are in the conference makes it even more special. A number of schools in the WAC have made it to the NCAA Tournament over the last few years as well as the College World Series. We think this has a chance to be a very special event in the metroplex in May."
In baseball, the 10 WAC schools include Cal State University (CSU) Bakersfield, Dallas Baptist, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Seattle University, Texas State, UT Arlington and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The top eight schools from the regular season will qualify for the WAC Baseball Tournament.
Tickets are $10 for a day pass or $35 for a tournament pass. Games will be played at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. May 22-25 with the championship game slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. The opening ceremonies for the WAC Tournament will take place on May 21 at QuikTrip Park and will include a fireworks show after the eight teams are introduced. Tickets for tournament games can be purchased by calling 972-504-9383.
The 2011 American Association Champion Grand Prairie AirHogs open the 2013 season on Friday, May 17, at QuikTrip Park against the 2012 American Association Champion Winnipeg Goldeyes at 7:05 p.m. Check back at the team’s website, www.airhogsbaseball.com, for any other off-season news as develops. For information on 2013 tickets, promotions, advertising, and other opportunities with the AirHogs, check out the website as well, or call the QuikTrip Park office at 972-504-9383.