Weather Hurting High School Sports

Tim Prister says he's seen plenty of weeks like this when he played at Marian high school in the 70s and at Notre Dame in the 80s. The Marian baseball coach feels its just par for the course when playing baseball in April in Northern Indiana.

His assistant coaches don't quite agree. They think it's as bad of a start to a baseball season they've ever had.

Today the Knights were forced to postpone their 2nd consecutive game and third of the year. Their field is just not able to go.

Considering the snow, rain and sleet the area has had over the past week, the field is actually in pretty good shape. It has a tarp over home plate and the pitching mound. Its the other areas of the dirt infield that are a mess. Each base has a huge puddle surrounding it that would take hours upon hours to repair.

Prister says sometimes they can spend all day working on a field, getting it all ready to go, then have mother nature come in with another storm and ruin it.

So instead of playing a game, Marian moved indoors for practice this afternoon. Its now a place they are very familiar and the only way the team is able to keep in baseball playing shape.

They'll have to be. They play at Penn tomorrow and could be playing every single day next week to make up for the missed games.


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