ST. JOSEPH – The wait for Missouri Western baseball to play in St. Joseph will soon end. Weather in Topeka, Kansas has forced the relocation of a three-game series with Washburn to the MWSU Spring Sports Complex.
Due to field conditions at Missouri Western and the re-schedule, the series has been pushed back one day. Game one will come at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, followed by single games at 1 p.m. on March 17 and March 18. While the games will technically count as home games for Missouri Western, Washburn will play as the home team in all three games.
Missouri Western had five previous attempts at home openers either canceled or postponed to a later date. The Griffons were not scheduled to play at home again until March 29 when Central Oklahoma visited for a three-game series. Cold, snowy and wet conditions in St. Joseph forced the Griffons to twice due what Washburn will do this weekend, play on the road as the home team. The Griffons moved a series with Fort Hays State to Edmond, Oklahoma and a series with Northeastern State to Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
The Griffons are 9-7 and tied atop the MIAA standings with a 7-2 conference record. Missouri Western has won three-consecutive series over MIAA opponents. Washburn is 8-10 overall with a 3-6 record in MIAA play. The Ichabods were swept in a three-game series at Missouri Southern their last time out.
— MWSU Athletics —