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SMC Softball: Belles’ doubleheader postponed due to rain

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, April 26, 2012

Due to inclement weather, Saint Mary’s non-conference doubleheader at Manchester College in Fort Wayne, Ind., was postponed Wednesday and rescheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m..

The Belles (24-10, 9-5 MIAA) will play their last non-conference games of the season against the Spartans (18-18, 7-7 HCAC).

Weather forecasts Thursday in the Fort Wayne area call for temperatures in the low-60s with overcast skies in contrast to the mid-50s temperatures coupled with rain that forced cancellation of Wednesday’s games.

Thursday’s games, however, are not as critical for the Belles as their doubleheader to close MIAA play Saturday at home against Alma College at 1 p.m.. In order to clinch a top-four finish and a spot in the conference tournament, the Belles must win at least one of two games against Alma (23-9, 9-3 MIAA), the second place team in the MIAA.

Saint Mary’s took over the fourth spot in the conference standings after a doubleheader sweep of last-place Kalamazoo on Saturday. In the two contests, which were shortened to a mercy rule, the Belles outscored Kalamazoo (2-27, 1-14) 23-0. 

Saint Mary’s will attempt to squeeze in a pair of games against Manchester College Thursday, starting at 3:30 p.m. before concluding their regular season Saturday.