Weather Devastates Spring Sports Schedules

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
"People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” - Rogers Hornsby
  Rain and the wet ground called for the cancelation of high school baseball, softball, track and golf in Benton County and in the surrounding areas.
Warsaw Athletic Director Ryan Boyer and his coaches are busy rescheduling games they have already rescheduled. The same is true for every other A.D. and coach in the area. Few old timers remember a Spring exactly like the one we are experiencing at this present time.
 Every player and every coach are anxious awaiting the time when they can resume play but the future weather forecasts for the next few weeks don’t sound very promising indeed.
John Forgerty went to Woodstock in 1969 and when it rained, a half  million people took their clothes off. Forgerty went home and wrote the song, “Who’ll Stop the Rain.” It doesn’t appear like the rain and the cold will disappear any time soon.
The Lincoln baseball field is probably in worst shape at this time than some of the other fields in the area. The grass is frozen and the infield looks like a mud pie waiting to happen. Lincoln Coach Will Lynde and his ground crew have packed away bags of infield treatment for the field but it just needs to stop raining and for the sun to shine once again.
The Cole Camp Baseball Classic is set for this coming Saturday with all three Benton County teams competing but it doesn’t look good at this time. Lincoln and Warsaw are scheduled  to tip off at 11:30 AM. The way things are going now they will be fortunate if it doesn’t snow.
Needless to say, it is also effecting practice. Golfers and track participants are struggling to get in their time on the courses. Baseball and softball can practice inside in their batting cages but make no mistake, this is tough on everyone involved.
So like Roger Hornsby, the athletes of Benton County are staring out their windows waiting for Spring like weather to appear.