Tiger Women's Softball: Inclement weather delays first game, start of season

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Nearly two inches of rain in Maryville, Tenn., this past weekend delayed the start of the softball season for another week.

DePauw was scheduled to take the field for the first time this year on Saturday in the Maryville College Softball invitational, but the invitational was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Although, that event was cancelled, Maryville and DePauw attempted to get a game under their belt on Sunday. But over an inch of rain on Sunday cancelled those plans as well.

While some might see the cancelled games as negative and harmful to the season, DePauw players are thinking on a different note.

"I actually think it's going to help us," said senior second basemen Emma Minx. "Two of our games were moved to Spring Break, which means we are going to be playing more games closer together. It is going to allow us to get into a rhythm and hopefully carry our momentum into the playoffs."

Much of the team is in agreement with Minx. The team traveled down to Tennessee this weekend to play softball, but instead they bonded as a team.

Junior outfielder Cymone Allen said the way the team practices will allow them to be successful even with their season pushed back.

"Our practices consist of a lot of game situations, we make everything into a game-like situation," Allen said. "When it comes time for our games, our mentality is where it needs to be to not come out flat."

Along with the extra practice, the team is excited to finally be able to play. Although they said the Indoor Track and Tennis Center is spacious and nice to practice in, the team cannot wait to go outside and compete. 

"Not playing this weekend actually pushed us to be even more motivated for these next games to come, and come out even stronger," said junior third basemen Jen Kosinski.

DePauw will look to kick off their season on Saturday in St. Louis against Webster University. The weather forecast predicts a high of 54 degrees and only a 10 percent chance of precipitation.