Start of Baseball Season Postponed by Weather Twice
CLARKSDALE — The Coahoma Community College baseball team got a dry run on how to load the bus before an away game on Wednesday, and made it about an hour into their scheduled four-hour trip to Summit, MS to open its season against Southwest. A phone call turned the bus around when the Bears took the tarp off the infield and discovered the field was in no condition for action.
The Tigers were scheduled to play this weekend at USA Stadium in Millington, TN against Southwest (TN) and Arkansas Baptist but received word on Thursday that those games would too have to be postponed.
The inclement weather hasn’t done CCC any favors on the home front either. Relentless rain and cold have kept crews from being able to repair the outfield fences on both the softball and baseball fields on the Coahoma campus. The Tigers were scheduled to host Lawson State out of Birmingham, AL on Tuesday but had to swap the home/away scheduling and will now travel to Alabama on Tuesday for what would be their season-opener — weather permitting.
“We’re doing what we can do to stay ready to play if the weather ever allows us too,” said Head Baseball Coach Kenny Strong. “It’s tough because our guys are eager to get the season going, and the weather isn’t cooperating. But we’re getting some work done inside and just trying keep the team ready to go.”
The current weather forecast in Birmingham doesn’t look promising for Tuesday game’s either. Forty percent chances for rain showers are currently scheduled there on both Monday and Tuesday.
The Tigers are currently scheduled to host Southeast Illinois on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 15 and 16) but with field repairs uncertain those games may have to be moved to an alternate location.