Wintry weather has hampered the college baseball season and that continues this week as another round of cold, rain and snow has forced another round of postponements and the forecast for the rest of the week is not good. It makes it difficult on teams in a sport that is designed to be played everyday.
That’s the case at Buena Vista where coach Steve Eddie’s team is off to its best start since 1975. The Beavers had today’s matchup with Martin Luther College canceled due to weather. He says they have eight seniors in their last season and so far have done a good job of keeping their minds straight.
Eddie says it has been a frustrating stretch for every team, as you wonder every day when you’re going to get a game in. Eddie says they are hoping for a break in the weather this weekend because they are scheduled to host defending Iowa Conference champion Wartburg in a three-game series and they can’t play past Sunday. He says they have a tarp on the field and hope for a break in the weather.
Eddie says a key has been the leadership of eight seniors, who he says have accepted the young guys. Pitching has been a big key and the staff is led by ace Ryan Dupic. Eddie says they’ve had problems in the past beating a good number one pitcher because they give up too many runs, but he says Dupic has kept them in the games. Buena Viasta is 11-4 on the season.