With Spring, comes adjusting clocks forward, longer (and warmer) days, and the dawn of a new season for the Upper Iowa University Baseball and Softball teams.
In Northeast Iowa we were accustomed one too many times with the dirty four letter word, “snow” the past few months. The UIU Grounds department unoffcially recorded a little over 30 inches of snow from January 1st through today. We finally thought we were going to catch a break this month when we saw more than an inch and a half of rain fall during the weekend of March 8th. However it got cold again, and more snow fell.
Last week the Grounds Department began the process of uncovering the softball and baseball fields. Although the field conditions caused scheduled games to get cancelled, we were fortunate for all that rain we got earlier in the month as it created a quarter inch to as much as two inches of ice glaze under the snow on both fields. This allowed us to move heaver equipment on to the fields, which in turn allowed us to remove snow quicker. Here’s to hoping for the sun and warmer temperatures.