Sports Briefs: Spring sports pass mid-season trials

Baseball heads to Bolivar

The baseball team has a three-game series this week against Southwest Baptist University.

The games will be at 5 p.m. Friday, April 7; at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8; and at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

The team will wrap up the week with a single game against Emporia State at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11.

April 13-15, the team will play three games at Lindenwood University, then it will travel to face off against Emporia State again at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.

Softball faces MIAA foes

The softball team has six games this week, two each against three teams.

The first two games are against the University of Nebraska at Kearney at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, and then at 4 p.m.

The next day the team will face Fort Hays State at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The week will end with two games against Emporia State at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11.

Both Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, the team will travel to have doubleheaders. Friday will see the team facing the University of Central Missouri at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Finally, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, the team will take on Southwest Baptist University.

Tennis season nears end

The week for tennis kicks off with the women’s team going to Missouri Western State University. The team plays at 1 p.m. April 5. After that, they play at 2 p.m. April 7 against Emporia State.

The men’s team will challenge the same school the following day at 2 p.m.

The next day, at 3 p.m., the men’s team will face Wichita State University.

Both teams will play home matches against Baker University at 2 p.m. April 12.

The next day, both teams will travel to Rockhurst University to take them on at noon.

Track team tournaments

April 6-8, the track teams will be participating in the MIAA vs NSIC Showdown. The event is in Maryville, Missouri.

The following week, some runners will travel to Walnut, California, to take part in the Mount Sac Relays. They will be there April 13-15.

While in California, those runners will also take part in the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, California.

The rest of the team will travel to Pittsburg, Kansas, April 15 to run in the Gorillas Classic at Pitt State.

Women’s Soccer team brings spring encore

Women’s soccer retakes the field for spring games. There are two games April 9.

The first is at 11 a.m. against Ottawa University. Following that game, is a 2 p.m. match against Hutchinson Community College.

Then next week, April 15, the team will take on two more teams. The first match of the day will be at 11 a.m. against MidAmerica Nazarene University. Then at 1 p.m. they will face a Washburn University Alumni team. These will be played in Topeka.

Hill earns 2nd MIAA Player of the Week

Washburn sophomore Madeline Hill earned her second MIAA player of the week.

Hill went 3-0 in her matches this week against the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the University of Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State University. She recently earned her 30th win of the season after defeating No. 30 Valerie Enfimenko. She is currently ranked eighth and has a season record of 30-2.