ESU baseball, softball head to postseason

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COURTESY: Emporia St. Sports Information

Due to the weather forecast for Thursday, the Emporia State baseball team’s MIAA Opening Round Series at Central Oklahoma has been pushed back to a Friday start date.  The first game of the three game series is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. in Edmond, Okla.
The second game of the three game series will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and if needed the third game will be played on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
The winner of the Opening Round Series will advance to the MIAA Championship Tournament at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. on May 11-13.

COURTESY: MIAA Sports Information

Kansas City, Mo. — The final game is in the books for the MIAA softball regular season and the 2013 Softball Tournament bracket and pairings have been released by the league. The tournament is scheduled for May 2-4 from the Blue Valley Recreation Complex in Overland Park, Mo.

The tournament kicks off with four first round games at 6 p.m. on May 2 in Overland Park. Top seeded Central Oklahoma will face off with eighth seed Northwest Missouri. Second seed Fort Hays State will open their tournament against seventh seeded Pittsburg State. Third seed Missouri Western will play sixth seeded Truman and fourth seeded Emporia State will face off with fifth seed Northeastern State. The second round games are scheduled for an 8 p.m. first pitch on May 2 after the first round concludes.

For all the brackets and complete tournament schedule visit

May 2, 2013 (Blue Valley Recreation Complex)
Game 1    #1 Central Oklahoma vs. #8 Northwest Missouri              Field 25    6 p.m.
Game 2    #4 Emporia State vs. #5 Northeastern State                  Field 22    6 p.m.
Game 3    #3 Missouri Western vs. #6 Truman                                  Field 23    6 p.m.
Game 4    #2 Fort Hays State vs. #7 Pittsburg State                         Field 24    6 p.m.
Game 5    Loser GM 1 vs. Loser GM 2                                              Field 22    8 p.m.
Game 6    Loser GM 3 vs. Loser GM 4                                              Field 23    8 p.m.
Game 7    Winner GM 1 vs. Winner GM 2                                         Field 25    8 p.m.
Game 8    Winner GM 4 vs. Winner GM 5                                         Field 24    8 p.m.

May 3, 2013 (Blue Valley Recreation Complex)
Game 9    Winner GM 6 vs. Loser GM 7                                            Field 23    11 a.m.
Game 10  Winner GM 5 vs. Loser GM 8                                            Field 22    11 a.m.
Game 11  Winner GM 10 vs. Winner GM 9                                        Field 23    1 p.m.
Game 12  Winner GM 7 vs. Winner GM 8                                          Field 25     3 p.m.
Game 13  Winner GM 11 vs. Loser GM 12                                         Field 23     5 p.m.

May 4, 2013 (Blue Valley Recreation Complex)
Game 14   Winner GM 12 vs. Winner GM 13                                     Field 25  12 p.m.
Game 15   Winner GM 14 vs. Loser GM 14                                       Field 25    2 p.m. (If Necessary)

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