MIAA conference play begins this weekend. S&T with another tough matchup.

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MIAA conference play is set to take off this coming weekend. Very little matchups inside the state of Missouri will take place, outside of Lindenwood hosting Missouri Southern.

#2 Central Missouri (7-2), Northwest Missouri State (8-2), and Southwest Baptist (6-1) all had very impressive non-conference starts to the year. As conference play gets underway this weekend the true grind begins.

Only a few weeks and even the mid-week matchups fall into a conference matchup for MIAA teams. Matching a mid-week conference opponent puts a lot of pressure often times on young arms new to the college baseball scene.

Missouri S&T started themselves off with one heck of an opening schedule for the season. First playing 3 against a top MIAA opponent in Emporia State and now traveling to play the 7th best team in the country in St. Edwards. S&T is set to play 4 games this weekend with St. Edwards in what could easily be a learning curve for the minors as they continue towards a trip to the World Series.

I will be in attendance this weekend at Lindenwood University. I’ll be taking in an all lions matchup. Game times are set for 3:00 on Friday, 1:00 on Saturday and Noon on Sunday.  The other Division 2 matchups are below:

Division II
Rank Team 2017 Record Matchups this week
1 #2 Central Missouri 7-2 vs. Fort Hayes St. (3 Games) (2/24-2/26)
2 Rockhurst 2-0 vs. Lewis University (4 Games) (2/25-2/26)
3 Missouri S & T 1-2 @ (#7) St. Edwards (4 Games) (2/24-2/26)
4 Drury 2-2 vs. McKendree University (4 G) (2/24-2/26)
5 NW Missouri St. 8-2 @ Northeastern State (3 G) (2/24-2/26)
6 Missouri Southern 6-4 vs. Askansas Tech (Feb 21), @ Lindenwood University (3 G) (2/24-2/26)
7 Missouri Western 3-6 @ Washburn (3 Games) (2/24-2/26)
8 Lindenwood 6-4 vs. Mo Southern (3 Games) (2/24-2/26)
9 UMSL 0-0 vs. (#22) Indianapolis University, St. Josephs (2 G) (2/25-2/26)
10 William Jewell 0-3 @ Arlington Baptist College (3 G) (2/24-2/26)
11 Truman 1-3 No Games Scheduled
12 Southwest Baptist 6-1 vs. Arkansas Ft. Smith (Feb 21), vs Central Oklahoma (3 Games) (2/24-2/26)
13 Maryville 2-5 vs. Saginaw Valley St. (4 Games) (2/24-2/25)
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