The tarp was on the field this morning at Veterans Stadium in Cedar Rapids, unfortunately so was snow and the Kernels’ Midwest League home opener against Burlington was postponed. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow. Kernels General Manager Jack Roeder says the games can loose some luster when they are moved. But Roeder says they play a 70-game schedule and need to remember losing one game doesn’t ruin the season.
He says the game will be part of tomorrow night’s doubleheader as the field drains well. Roeder says the field will be playable if the snow melts.
The weather is causing problems at the college level as well for spring sports as more events are postponed and coaches desperately search for make-up dates. Just today, Upper Iowa released a list of nearly a dozen schedule changes for the next week in tennis, golf,softball and baseball.
Sports information director Howie Thompson says there will likely be more as he says warm up they hoped for doesn’t look like it is coming this weekend. He says it’ll be tough to get games in this weekend before things warm up next week.
Thompson says it has been a frustrating spring for coaches, competitors and fans. He says trying to get kids to go out in these sports in 30 degrees takes some real motivation. Like most schools if you have a schedule for an Upper Iowa team it is outdated. Thompson says coaches are spending a lot of time on the phone trying to rearrange their schedule.
While schedule cards are out of date Thompson says the best way to keep track of updated schedules is via the web. He says they try to update the website as soon as they know the changes.