Missouri Western softball stays at No. 8 in regional rankings

riggertMissouriWesternThe Missouri Western Griffon softball team sits in 8th place in the third Central Regional Poll of the season which was released Wednesday (May 1) afternoon. The Griffons enter this week 36-14 and will be the 3rd seed in this weekends MIAA Tournament.

The top eight teams earn a regional bid with the first and second seeds hosting four team regionals which will be played the first weekend in May. The #1 seed will host the #8, #4 and #5 seeds while the #2 seed will host the #7, #3 and the #6 seeds. The winners of each regional will take on each other in a best of three series the second weekend in May at the highest seed for a chance to go to the elite eight.

Four other MIAA schools are in the top 10 with Fort Hays State coming in 1st, Central Oklahoma 3rd, Emporia State 9th and Truman State 10th.

The Griffons have been to a regional six of the last eight seasons (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012) which includes being the #4 seed in 2012.

The Griffons open up the MIAA Tournament on Friday, May 3rd with a contest with the Truman State Bulldogs at 2:00 pm. They will then play Fort Hays State or Pittsburg State at 4:00 pm. The trounament is being played in Overland Park, Kan. at the Blue Valley Recreation Complex.

Click to view Central Regional Rankings.

— MWSU Sports Information —