The Keene State College baseball 2018 season has just begun, and so far, spring showers have been putting a damper on game-time.

Photo illustration by ANGELIQUE INCHIERCA / PHOTO EDITOR

Photo illustration by ANGELIQUE INCHIERCA / PHOTO EDITOR

The Owl’s first scheduled game on Feb. 25 was postponed due to rain. The game was rescheduled for Feb. 27 away at Clark University, where The Owls grabbed their first season win with a final score of 8-3. KSC baseball was recently ranked fifth overall in the Little East Conference (LEC) preseason poll.

This week, the men were scheduled to play two games at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), however, the series was cancelled because of the poor weather and will not be made up.

The team was on the road again on Sunday, March 4, traveling to William Paterson University for a double header. The first game started at 11 a.m. and the second started approximately at 1 p.m.. Both games  had seven innings. The Owls lost the two non-conference games to the Pioneers with scores of 5-1 in the first, and 11-5 in the second.

As for the rest of the week, the rain is not going to be an issue. The Owls are heading off to Auburndale, Fla. for spring training on Friday, March 9. Most of the games will be played at Lake Myrtle Sports Complex, a multi-purpose sports complex in Auburndale.  Their first match-up will be a double header against Anderson University at 3:15 p.m.. KSC’s men’s baseball team will continue spring training through March 17 with their last game that morning.

Julia Eichman can be contacted at jeichman@kscequinox.com