Each of the Mountaineers' games starts at 5 p.m.
The pool winners advance to a championship game at 2 p.m. Sunday.
"We have time to do something special here and take care of the people and the families, but then we have to buckle down and get ready to play the Big 12 tournament," West Virginia right fielder Brady Wilson said. "That's why we came down here. We have something special we can do as a team, too."
WVU swept the Jayhawks in a three-game series last month. The Jayhawks have lost six in a row, the longest current winning or losing streak in the conference. Both TCU and Oklahoma State won the series with WVU 2-1. It was the final two series of the regular season for the Mountaineers.
"TCU started playing really well when they came to our place," Wilson said. "Their offense started to pick up and I think they have the best pitching staff in the conference. They're just a really good team. Oklahoma State, we played well against them, but we lost two out of three. I feel like to win that last game, it gives us a lot of confidence going into this."
WVU rested Harrison Musgrave, the Big 12's Pitcher of the Year, in the series against Oklahoma State. He threw 143 pitches four days before the opener against the Cowboys and Mazey decided to sit Musgrave, who missed last season following Tommy John surgery, since WVU was only playing for seeding in the conference championship.
Musgrave, 5-0 in Big 12 starts with three shutouts and 8-1 overall with a 2.14 ERA, will wait one more day and won't start against Kansas.
Mazey considered his options for the format the Big 12 announced Tuesday, when the start of the tournament was pushed back one day, and said Wednesday that Dan Dierdorff (4-7, 5.27 ERA) will start against Kansas.
Dierdorff threw a complete game in a 4-3 win against Kansas this season. He struck out six and walked one and had one stretch where he retired 13 straight. Conversely, Dierdorff, typically the team's No. 2 starter, was thumped by TCU. He lasted two-thirds of an inning and gave up six runs (four earned) in a 7-4 loss. Musgrave struck out 14 Horned Frogs in a 2-0 complete-game win May 11. Musgrave hasn't pitched since.
"We've been playing well all year long even with all the adversity we've gone through with the travel and everyone counting us out as thezunderdog," Wilson said. "We can still play like we don't have anything to lose. We'll go out and play loose. Harrison's pitching the first game and we've got a lot of other guys who can play. I really feel like if we keep doing what we've done all year, we'll be all right."
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