Posted: Mar 9, 2013 4:59 PM
Updated: Mar 9, 2013 6:33 PM
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Lincoln baseball team's games against William Jewell on Sunday have been canceled, head coach Jim Dapkus announced on Saturday.
The double header, which was going to serve as the Blue Tigers' home opener, had previously been moved from Saturday to Sunday due to concerns that LU Baseball Field would not be ready for play. After testing the field on Saturday, however, it was determined that the playing surface was still too wet for games to be held on Sunday, causing Lincoln's series with William Jewell to be canceled.
William Jewell was only the second non-MIAA opponent on Lincoln's schedule, with the other being Northwestern Oklahoma State, which the Blue Tigers played in their season-opening series. As a result, for the rest of the year Lincoln, which is 2-3 in MIAA play, will face an all-conference schedule. Another consequence of the recent weather is the loss of two more home games, as the Blue Tigers have now had to cancel their first eight scheduled contests at LU Baseball Field, and have had two more postponed until April. As a result, the Blue Tigers now have just 17 scheduled home games for 2013.
Lincoln will be on the road for its next five games, beginning on Tuesday with a twinbill at Truman State at 1:00 p.m. CT. The Blue Tigers' home opener is now scheduled for the following Tuesday, when LU will welcome Central Missouri for a 12:00 p.m. CT double header.