Rain washes away doubleheader

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 24, 2005

Sunday's softball doubleheader between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Fort Lewis Skyhawks was cancelled due to rain.

The Mountain Lions have now lost six games to weather this season, all of which have likely impacted their postseason outlook. Three games against Lone Star Conference teams, which were scheduled for Feb. 18-19 in Phoenix, Ariz., were rained out. A March 13 game against Adams State was snowed out.

Add Sunday's games and UCCS has had three Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games cancelled against opponents with a combined 18-39 conference record. The Mountain Lions (26-14, 20-9 RMAC) could have used the potential wins to help their standing in the South Central Region. UCCS is ranked eighth regionally but, since only six teams advance to the regional tournament, the Mountain Lions will likely need to win the RMAC tournament to qualify for regionals.

The cancellations also could hurt Crystal Krebs' chance to break the NCAA Division II home run record. The senior from Loveland, Colo., has 22 long balls this season and needs four more set equal the record set by Wisconsin-Parkside's Jackie Aiken in 1995.

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