Emporia States baseball team hosts Washburn in the MIAA first round best of 3 series beginning Thursday.
Emporia State is the number 2 seed in the tournament. They were 3-3 against Washburn. Washburn did win 3 of the 4 MIAA regular season games. Coach Bob Fornelli says this will not be an easy series to win.
The Hornets go into the series having won 15 of their last 16 games. Junior Levi Parker says they can hold nothing back.
The pitching match up Thursdays game has Emporia State junior Shawn Talkington, who is 6-2 with a 3.06 era, going up against Brett Ash who is 5-2 with an MIAA best 1.66 era. First pitch is set for 6p at the Trusler Sports Complex. The game will be broadcast on MIX 104.9.