April showers? No thank you


Allison Case '14, Asst. Sports Editor

Baseball and softball teams struggle to get seasons going due to bad weather.

Spring is finally making an appearance! Well, at least we better hope so for the sake of the Le Moyne baseball and softball teams.

In this short season so far, the teams have postponed a combined total of 17 games, while the softball team has also cancelled six games. Neither team has played a conference game since their seasons started in late February.

At this time last year, softball had already played five conference games, while baseball played four at this point.

Most recently, softball trekked down to Long Island to play six games, all of which ended up being postponed due to unplayable field conditions and inclement weather. According to Syracuse.com, March of this year is the fifth-coldest month of March in Central New York, which has certainly affected the playability at home fields at Le Moyne.

Now, in order to catch up on the season, both teams will be travelling non-stop through the month of April to fill out their schedule. If the weather decides to act like spring, the softball squad will play 23 games in a span of 26 days, the majority of them being away. Baseball has an easier schedule, only having to travel to five locations to play during that span to softball’s seven.

With softball currently at a 7-7 record and baseball at 6-13, the teams are hoping the weather starts to shape up so they can get back to playing their games, hopefully on their own home fields. With the weather turning around, Le Moyne can only hope that spring will arrive so we can watch our favorite sports teams.

Baseball’s opening home game is set to take place on Tuesday, April 8 against East Stroudsburg and softball looks to open against American International on the same day if the weather cooperates.