SNOW FORCES CSC TO CANCEL FINAL HOME SOFTBALL GAMES

Posted 1 year ago

By John Axtell

CSC SB teamThe snow has proven to be too strong an opponent for the Chadron State College softball team, and has led the Eagles to cancel their final home series of the year has been cancelled.

CSC was to have hosted Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference leader and 11th-ranked Colorado School of Mines in a 4-game series Saturday and Sunday, but CSC athletic director Brad Smith says more than a foot of snow remained in the outfield as of Thursday morning with no way to get the field playable in time.

The Eagles will now close out the regular season next weekend with a 4-game series in Grand Junction at Colorado Mesa with a berth in the 8-team RMAC tournament on the line.

Chadron State…14-20 on the season…sits in 7th place with a 12-15 league record. The standings are based on winning percentage and the Eagles hold a narrow margin on #8 Western New Mexico and #9 Fort Lewis. CSC is at .444, the Mustangs at .433, and the Skyhawks at .393.

Fort Lewis has a 4-game series scheduled this weekend in Spearfish at Black Hills State…games that will almost certainly be cancelled by snow on the field. If they are, Black Hills will have played 28 games and 18 cancelled because of the weather this season.

Western New Mexico has a pod series this weekend in Denver with Colorado Christian and Colorado Springs. Christian is 15-9 in conference play while Springs is 17-8.

The Eagles have the toughest final weekend challenge as Mesa is 3rd in the RMAC at 19-8-1 heading into this weekend. Western New Mexico will be at home against Adams State…currently 14-9…while Fort Lewis finishes at home with Colorado Christian.