Weather has been a major news story all winter long, and has impacted or threatened to impact athletic events over the past several months.
With the latest winter blast blowing through the Midwest this week, which also brought heavy rain into the metropolitan Houston area Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, the forces of nature continue to impact sports scheduling. As a result, the Houston Baptist University baseball and softball teams announced changes to their schedules for the next several days.
The Huskies softball team was impacted by the local weather.
Due to the rain that passed through the city Tuesday night and the high threat of more rain for the area Wednesday, a doubleheader between HBU and Prairie View A&M, originally scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Husky Field, was postponed. The games will be made up, but a reschedule date and time were not immediately announced.
The baseball team's schedule has been altered by the winter storm rolling through the middle of the nation.
The Huskies were scheduled to play in Kansas University’s Salty Iguana Classic Friday through Sunday in Lawrence, Kansas, with two games against North Dakota and two games against the Jayhawks.
Instead, the team will now play Kansas in a four-game series Friday through Sunday at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie.
HBU (6-2) heads into the weekend series off a 5-1 loss Tuesday night to the No. 18 Texas A&M Aggies in College Station. A&M scored four runs in the second inning and held the Huskies to four hits on the night.
HBU softball (4-10) will next play Texas Southern next Thursday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Park. Following that game, they open Southland Conference play with a three-game series against defending conference champion Northwestern State on March 8-9 at Husky Field.
Following the weekend series with Kansas, HBU baseball will return home to host Texas Southern Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Husky Field.