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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Due to all the bad weather this season, Fort Scott High School's varsity baseball and softball teams have seen many games either postponed or moved to another field.

If the weather improves -- be aware, however, that there are chances for rain in the forecast for Friday, Monday and Tuesday -- the next nine days for both teams will be packed.

First, the baseball team. The Tigers (4-4) have not yet played at home this season due to rain outs or unplayable field conditions. Swapping fields with a couple of opponents and moving a doubleheader with Girard to Chanute has kept the schedule backlog from being even worse.

Beginning this afternoon, Fort Scott will play nine games in nine days. They'll begin with a 4:30 Southeast Kansas League doubleheader against Coffeyville at Lions Field. Then they'll take on Nevada in a single game at 4:30 Friday. This game was originally scheduled for Nevada but this and the April 9 game swapped fields because both fields here were unplayable.

The Tigers will face Parsons in a home make-up SEK doubleheader at 4:30 Tuesday at Lions Field. And those will be their last home games of the season unless later games are switched.

Fort Scott makes up a league doubleheader with Labette County on May 1 at Altamont and another one at Independence on May 3.

The softball team hasn't had as many problems with field conditions as the baseball team has. Thus, today's 4:30 home doubleheader with Paola at Don Hewett Field will be the Tigers' fifth of the season. The Tigers (10-0) and Panthers (12-0) are both undefeated.

Fort Scott then has three doubleheaders in four days next week. First, they make-up April 11's rained-out home doubleheader with Girard at 4:30 Tuesday at Don Hewett Field. Then they go to Labette County May 1 and to Independence on May 3.

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