Washburn softball sets sights on MIAA tournament

The Washburn Ichabod softball team will close out the home slate this weekend with games against Nebraska-Kearney on Friday and Fort Hays State on Saturday.

Between games on Saturday, the Ichabods will honor two seniors, Kristen Bell and Lauren Thimmesch, who will be playing their final games in Topeka.

The Ichabods are coming off a week where they went 2-4 overall splitting MIAA doubleheaders with Central Missouri and Southwest Baptist.

The Ichabods were swept in a non-conference doubleheader against Arkansas Tech on April 1.

The Ichabods are sitting in ninth in the MIAA standings, two games behind Nebraska-Kearney who is in eighth. Fort Hays State is in sixth in the conference standings. The top eight teams in the final MIAA standings qualify for the conference tournament starting April 30 in Kansas City.