Were any of the remaining schools in the middle of finals? This could have had a bearing on the conference level decision. Otherwise, there wasn’t a rush. A D3 team a friend coaches is just starting g their conference tournament tomorrow through Saturday.
Good question. Based on the briefest of Google searches, looks like a mixed bag: one school had finished exams, one was in the middle of them, two started finals this week. All the teams were planning to play as many as four games on Sunday. Hard to see how moving the games to another field would have made much difference to players already used to managing school and baseball. And the conference didn't offer academic calendars as a reason for its decision.
Anyhow, it's done. I'd like to see them revisit the rule for next season. But for 2022: Good luck to Swat.