Snow alters baseball schedule

Kris Mason
Staff Writer

Redshirt-freshman Brett Hileman at bat during preseason. Photos by Christian Martinez

The official Twitter account of VCU baseball has had more tweets about inclement weather and schedule changes in the past week than play on the field. The team’s schedule has already been altered multiple times less than a week after the season began.

The team announced Thursday, Feb. 19 that they would be adding a three-game series Feb. 21 and 22 against Bucknell University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with a double-header on that Saturday and followed by another game Sunday.

This series replaced a series scheduled for the same dates against former Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rival University of Delaware at home in Sports Backers Stadium. The entire series was canceled due to the snowstorm earlier in the week.

Inclement weather is the primary story of the season thus far for the VCU baseball team. The Rams were scheduled to play three games in the Wake Forest Tournament Feb. 13 and 14, but ended up only playing two games due to weather conditions. In the season opener, the Rams defeated Georgetown University 6-3. They dropped the next contest against tournament host Wake Forest 1-0.  The series finale against the University of Delaware was originally moved to the scheduled home series against the Blue Hens before the entire series was canceled.

The game scheduled the following Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the University of Virginia was postponed to a later date that is still to be determined.

The next scheduled game for the Rams following the three-game series against the Bison of Bucknell is at the University of Maryland Tuesday, Feb. 24 before hosting the University of Pittsburgh in a three-game series Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1.

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