Sports Briefs – March 15, 2017

Bryan Gradauskas

Here are your up-coming Washburn Sport events.

Ichabods play Nebraska at Kearney after streak

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams will play against the teams from the University of Nebraska at Kearney this week. Play begins at 2 p.m. on Mar. 15.

Washburn’s women’s team is 6-2 and on a three game winning streak. The men’s team is 8-2. The men’s and women’s teams from Nebraska are 6-2 and 4-5, respectively.

The men have a tougher matchup, but both teams should be able to win their matches. Following Wednesday’s matches, the women’s team will play again on Saturday, Mar. 18, against Fort Hays State.

Baseball takes two of three before facing Pittsburg

The Ichabod baseball team won two out of three games in their last series against Northwest Missouri State, and are now 13-7. Their next opponent is Pittsburg State, who is 8-14.

This is another three game series. The games are on Mar. 17-19. The Friday game is at 4 p.m. and both of the weekend games are at 1 p.m. On Tuesday, Mar. 21, the Ichabods will play another game against Fort Hays State. The Tigers are 7-13 and on a three game losing streak.

Softball faces six teams in Missouri Western Crossover

Mar. 17-19 the softball team will be playing in the Missouri Western Region Crossover. They will face six teams, playing two games each day. They face the University of Mary (5-14), Minnesota State University-Mankato (17-3), Winona State University (16-3), Augustana University (5-6), St. Cloud State University (16-4), and Upper Iowa University (4-10).

Men and women’s track prepare for last meet

The track teams will go to one more meet before spring break hits. The teams will go to the ESU Pre-Spring Break Mar. 17. Not only is this their last run before break, but it will also mark the first competition of the outdoor running season.

Golf prepares for UCO Broncho Invite

After their initial outing of the year, the Washburn Golf team will hit the course again Mar. 20-21. They will participate in the UCO Broncho Invite.