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June 3, 2014

Super Regional tickets sellout in a heart beat

STILLWATER, Okla. — After more than 9,000 fans — an average of 3,054 per game during the three-game NCAA Stillwater Regional Tournament — witnessed Oklahoma State clinch its first regional title since 2007, it was no surprise that getting a chance to watch the Cowboys clinch a spot in the College World Series would be in high demand.

Within 90 minutes, tickets to the Super Regional series against UC Irvine were sold out.

“The tickets went on sale at noon and we were sold out by 1:30,” Oklahoma State ticket manager Craig Bauman said.

Six hundred tickets were reserved by season ticket holders. Oklahoma State found out it was hosting after UC Irvine defeated the national overall No. 1 seed Oregon State Monday night. Bauman said it’s very exciting to have the Super Regional.

“We had great crowds during the regional,” Bauman said. “We’re going to have even better crowds this weekend.”

Coach Josh Holliday said it was music to his ears when he found out they were sold out.

“That’s awesome,” Holliday said. “That means a lot to us, that people were that proactive immediately, to call in or come to the ticket office. That’s why playing here means so much. You get people back on board, who have followed at a distance but now feel moved to get here.”

If you didn’t make it out to get tickets for this weekend’s Super Regional all hope is not lost. A limited number of single session tickets will be available two hours before each game.

“The NCAA mandates a certain number of tickets to go to each school,” Bauman said. “If UC Irvine doesn’t sell all theirs, there will still be some available.”

Friday’s opener is at 8:30 p.m., Saturday’s game is at 9 and Sunday’s game will be at 8, if necessary. Bauman said the great fan support should help OSU host in the future.

“It definitely helps the team’s performance,” Bauman said. “There’s an increase in fan interest in OSU baseball. The cycle just repeats itself.”

The Super Regional will be shown on ESPNU.

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