HAYS, Kan. – Most of the snow has melted away, but field conditions and more precipitation in the forecast has forced the Fort Hays State baseball team to shift another home series away from Larks Park. The Tigers will take on Missouri Southern in a three-game conference series in Joplin, Mo. beginning Friday (March 15) and continuing through the weekend. First pitch Friday is set for 3 p.m. before a 1 p.m. start Saturday and a noon finale Sunday.
Because it was originally scheduled as a home series, the Tigers will play all three games as the designated home team.
The Tigers are 18-36 all-time against Missouri Southern, including a 7-22 mark in Joplin. Despite a loss, the Tigers left the field on a high note during their last trip to Warren Turner Field. Alex Weiss, Ryan Grasser and Dayton Pomeroy combined for the first Tiger triple play in more than five years in the final defensive half inning of the 2018 season.
Fort Hays State, winners of two of its last four games, heads to Joplin with a 2-15 overall record and a 2-7 mark in league play. The Lions have opened the year 15-5 overall and 7-2 in MIAA action.