By Eric Balmer
Wintry weather has caused both the Georgetown baseball and softball teams to change up their schedules. Snowy and icy conditions as part of winter storm “Titan” made things difficult for outdoor sports to continue play.
The softball team was forced to cancel doubleheader games for Tuesday and Wednesday. Because of the harsh weather, GC has opted to not play in two games against Indiana University Southeast and Union College this week.
This isn’t the first time that weather has caused issues for the ladies of the softball team. Earlier in the season the Tigers were supposed to travel up to Indiana to face IUSE for a doubleheader that was eventually cancelled. They also had games which were supposed to be played against Union that were moved from their original date, but those were played on Feb. 16 (two wins for Georgetown).
Georgetown softball coach Thomas Thornton said because the storm provided harsh conditions, they weren’t able to properly prepare and the weather were too unbearable. “This storm moved in, and we just can’t get the field ready in time nor will the temperature be safe enough to have everyone outside for these [games],” (georgetowncollegathletics.com) the GC coach said.
The Tiger baseball team also had to adjust their schedule but did so in a different way. Since GC baseball has already missed nine games this season because of weather, they decided instead of playing at home, they would travel to their warmer weather opponents.
Tiger coach Micah Baumfeld has stated it’s been a tough year due to weather, but it’s not unheard of to have these conditions early in the season. The coach said, “This has been very tough on our schedule, but when you live in Kentucky you come to expect the unexpected weather. I’m glad that Reinhardt was able to work things out, and we will get these games in before another big conference weekend”(georgetowncollegathletics.com).
GC traveled to Georgia on Tuesday to play the Reinhardt University Eagles on Tuesday in Waleska, and then they’ll have a game the next day against RU at a neutral location in Marietta.
Later this week, Georgetown will travel to Lindsey Wilson College for a match with one of their Mid-South Conference rivals. The first pitch of that game will be 4 p.m. on Friday in Columbia, Ky. Then, a doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday against the two teams.