Weather delays MCC baseball, softball tournaments


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Posted Online: May 02, 2013, 5:27 pm
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By Tom Johnston, tjohnston@qconline.com
Poor weather conditions are hampering the Midwest Collegiate Conference baseball and softball tournaments. The baseball tournament in Waterloo was snowed out on Thursday. Snowy conditions in Ames resulted in poor field conditions at the Iowa State University softball complex and pushed back that four-team event by a day.

The elimination game between fourth-seeded St. Ambrose and top-seeded William Penn was postponed. League officials were still in the process of determining where the remainder of the tournament will be concluded, whether at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo or somewhere else.

The softball Final Four has been moved back one day to Sunday and Monday. The MCC hopes to play its two play-in games today instead of Thursday. The St. Ambrose Queen Bees, winners of 14 straight and the MCC regular-season champions, take the No. 1 seed into the Final Four.

The MCC's track and field championships in Oskaloosa are the only event thus far not affected by the weather. The championships are still schedule to be contested today and Saturday. Today's action is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (field) and 4 p.m. (track). Saturday action starts at 9 a.m. (field) and noon (track).

















 



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