Baseball weekend schedule pushed back a day

Joplin, Mo. -- With rain in the forecast for Thursday, the Missouri Southern Baseball program's weekend MIAA Tournament series with Northeastern State has been pushed back a day. 

Originally slated to start on Thursday night at 5 pm, the series will now begin at 5 pm on Friday evening from Joe Becker Stadium. The Lions and RiverHawks will play at 1 pm on Saturday afternoon and will play again, if necessary, on Sunday at 1 pm. 

The series is a best-of-three format with the winner advancing to Kansas City, Kan. next Thursday through Saturday for a four-team, double-elimination tournament at Community America Ballpark.