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April 18, 2013

Again, rain overrules spring sports

CLINTON — It’s become an all-too-common experience this spring, but at least the teams are used to it.

The soggy spring weather has wiped out another day on the local sports scene, and Ashford University has even gone so far as to cancel all its action for the rest of the week.

The Clinton LumberKings were rained out for the fourth time in seven days Wednesday, canceling the rubber match of a series at Quad Cities. No makeup date has been announced. The LumberKings return home tonight — weather permitting, of course — to face Wisconsin in a 6:30 p.m. game at Ashford University Field

The rain also has created havoc for Ashford’s teams.

Scheduled to travel to Belleville, Ill., for a doubleheader against Lindenwood University-Belleville, the AU softball team canceled the trip because of wet field conditions and additional forecast rain. No makeup date has been set.

The AU baseball program one-upped the softball squad Wednesday when it announced it had canceled all action for the remainder of the week. The Saints postponed Wednesday’s single, nine-inning clash against St. Ambrose University and have canceled Friday’s doubleheader at Grand View and Sunday’s doubleheader at Roosevelt University because of scheduling conflicts.

Both Grand View and Roosevelt have been forced to reschedule conference games, dropping AU from their schedules.

The one bright spot was that only a handful of high school were on the schedule.

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