WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita State baseball program will host Oklahoma State at Riverfront Stadium on Tuesday, April 26, marking the second consecutive season the Shockers will play at the downtown ballpark.
First pitch of the non-conference matchup is scheduled for 6:30 pm.
Wichita State opened the state-of-the-art facility last season on April 10, 2021 with a 10-1 win over Houston, the first game at the home of the Wichita Wind Surge. The Wind Surge completed their inaugural season as Double-A affiliates of the Minnesota Twins later that summer.
"Last season's game at Riverfront Stadium was such a success, we're excited not only for the opportunity to play there again but to do so against a quality opponent like Oklahoma State," Wichita State Head Coach Eric Wedge said. "The Wind Surge do a tremendous job maintaining their beautiful facility and continuing to grow Wichita as a baseball city. Games like this are a great way to showcase both our program and support for the game in our community."
Wichita State baseball season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to buy tickets, with a pre-sale beginning on Thursday, January 20 at 10:00 am. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, January 22.
"The Wind Surge organization is thrilled to once again host Wichita State at the ballpark," Wind Surge CEO Jordan Kobritzsaid. "The match-up with a team from a power-five conference and a neighboring state will add to the excitement for the many Shocker fans in our area."
Wichita State played regularly downtown at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, and hold an overall record of 48-19 in downtown Wichita. Prior to last season, the last time WSU played downtown was March 21, 2000, a 6-5 win over Missouri.
The Shockers open the season on February 18 at Louisiana Tech, with the home opener at Eck Stadium scheduled for March 8 vs. Oral Roberts.