Rain forces Mavs to cancel games
When a steady rainfall early Sunday morning soaked Bergman Field, it forced the cancellation of the second day of the Mesa State College softball team’s doubleheader with the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
And with the Mavericks (3-7, 1-7) in the middle of a seven game losing streak, another missed opportunity to get on the field was the last thing they needed.
“It’s frustrating, but what can you do,” Mesa State coach Kris Mort said. “You can’t control the weather, if we had a break in the weather, we could have gotten it dry, but it’s not playable.”
The Mavericks already lost a doubleheader last Wednesday against Fort Lewis, and are having to cancel more Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games. According to Mort, there is no make-up dates scheduled because of the RMAC policy.
“We could make them up and they would count for our overall standings, but it wouldn’t count for RMAC league standings,” Mort said. “The RMAC rule is if a team travels on Friday you have Saturday and Sunday to get your games in.”
That being said, the Mavericks would have had two games in the span of 13 days before this upcoming weekend’s four scheduled games at Chadron State College. Mort said the team is more than well rested, and ready to get into the rhythm of the season.
“We have to get seasoned. We have to get into the groove of the season,” Mort said. “The pitchers have to get into that repetitious pattern of throwing on the weekends, and getting their bodies in sync of seven innings of going hard.”
The Mavericks have two more weekends of RMAC play against the East Division before beginning their run against the West on April 2 against CSU-Pueblo.