From Staff reports
A strong surge of recent winter weather has put a strain on getting spring sports started at the high school level. That especially goes for baseball.
Tahlequah was slated to host three baseball games in the first full week of March. Yet, all three games — against Inola, Sallisaw and Hilldale — had to be scraped because the Tigers' field couldn't thaw fast enough.
Now the Tigers will attempt to play at Sallisaw on Saturday, while the game against Inola has been moved to March 27. The Hilldale game does not have a makeup date yet.
Slated to play at Gore earlier in the week and at Muldrow on Thursday, Keys had both games postponed. The Cougars will now host Hulbert and Gore on Saturday, while the Muldrow game could be made up as part of a doubleheader at Keys on April 7. The latter move had yet to be confirmed, though.
At the collegiate level, Northeastern State had to push back its baseball and softball slates back a day.
NSU baseball — instead of a four-game set over Friday, Saturday and Sunday — will host Lindenwood and play two doubleheaders on Sunday and Monday. Games will start at noon on both days.
Opening up Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association play for NSU softball has also been pushed back a day. The RiverHawks were to host Lincoln and Lindenwood on Saturday and Sunday, and now NSU will host the same two schools but on Sunday and Monday, respectively. NSU's doubleheader against Lincoln on Sunday will start at 1 p.m., with Lindenwood arriving for a doubleheader on Monday at 11 a.m.