Times have been set for Missouri Southern’s series this weekend to begin the MIAA Softball Postseason Tournament.

The third-seeded Lions play host to sixth-seeded Missouri Western in a best-of-three series at the Pat Lipira Softball Complex. They will play a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. Friday. A third game, if necessary, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday.

Missouri Southern (28-13-1, 19-6-1 MIAA) is riding an eight-game winning streak and has 16 victories and a rain-caused tie in its last 20 games.

The most recent victories in its winning streak are 4-3 and 3-2 over Missouri Western (27-17, 16-10) this past Saturday at MSSU.

The other quarterfinal series in this new postseason tournament format caused by COVID-19 will follow the same format — a doubleheader on Friday and the “if game” on Saturday.

The pairings are:

Northwest Missouri at top-seeded Central Oklahoma at 5 p.m. Friday.

Washburn at second-seeded Central Missouri at 5 p.m. Friday.

Fort Hays State at fourth-seeded Rogers State at 3 p.m. Friday.

The four series winners advance to a double-elimination tournament at Central Oklahoma on May 13-15. Two games will be played on May 13, three on May 14 and the championship series on May 15.

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