MIAA spring schedules announced
The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association wrapped up its week-long 2020-21 schedule reveal by unveiling the conference slates for baseball, softball and tennis on Friday (June 19).
The Fort Hays State baseball team will play a three-game weekend set against all 11 conference opponents, including six series in Hays and five on the road. For the 2021 season, each three-game set will be played over two days, including one doubleheader and one single game.
With the DII Presidents Council's decision to reduce the maximum number of games played to 40, the Tigers can schedule up to seven additional non-conference games. Non-conference matchups and official game dates for league games are to be announced.
The conference also announced that the 2021 MIAA Baseball Championship will be an eight-team, double elimination tournament held over four days.
Games will played over two days during assigned weekend
The Tiger softball team will play a standard 26-game conference schedule, including doubleheaders against all 13 league rivals. The Tigers can schedule up to 18 non-league contests to complete its 44-game schedule for the 2021 season.
Similar to baseball, the 2021 MIAA Softball Championship will consist of an eight-team, double elimination bracket held over four days.
The Fort Hays State tennis team will also face off against each conference school once during the spring season, including four home duals and four road contests. Tentative dates for each matchup are listed below and are subject to change.
Tennis was allotted 17 dates of competition throughout the 2020-21 season, giving the Tigers the ability to schedule up to nine dates of non-conference competition.
The 2021 MIAA Women's Tennis Championship was also modified, moving from an eight-team bracket held over three to a six-team tournament held over two days.
2021 Fort Hays State Baseball Conference Schedule
February 26-28 Pittsburg State
March 5-7 at Central Oklahoma
March 12-14 at Central Missouri
March 19-21 Rogers State
March 26-28 Missouri Southern
April 2-4 at Northeastern State
April 9-11 at Missouri Western
April 16-18 Northwest Missouri State
April 23-25 Washburn
April 30-May 2 at Emporia State
May 7-9 Newman
2021 Fort Hays State Softball Conference Schedule
March 12 at Central Missouri
March 13 at Lincoln
March 19 Rogers State
March 20 Northeastern State
March 26 at Washburn
March 27 at Emporia State
April 2 Pittsburg State
April 3 Missouri Southern
April 9 or 10 Nebraska-Kearney
April 16 Northwest Missouri State
April 17 Missouri Western
April 30 at Newman
May 1 at Central Oklahoma
2021 Fort Hays State Tennis Conference Schedule
March 27 Northeastern State
March 28 Central Oklahoma
April 2 at Missouri Western
April 7 at Nebraska-Kearney
April 16 Washburn
April 17 Northwest Missouri State
April 23 at Emporia State
April 24 at Newman