Rain washes out baseball, softball

By Mark Chiarelli

Mother Nature was back to her old tricks on Tuesday.

As has been the case for most of the spring, inclement weather yet again threw a wrench into athletic plans as driving rain washed out both the Massachusetts baseball and softball team’s respective games.

UMass baseball was scheduled to travel to Central Connecticut while softball was scheduled to travel to Boston University. The Minutemen postponed the game and plan to make it up at a later date. But the matchup between the Minutewomen and the Terriers was canceled and might be rescheduled at a later date.

It’s the fourth game baseball has had postponed this season. UMass (7-20) has won four of its last five games with the one loss coming in extra innings against Saint Louis.  The Minutemen are scheduled to face UMass Lowell on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Earl Lorden Field.

The Minutewomen (10-15) are riding a similarly hot streak, as they have won seven of their last eight games. Their only loss during that stretch also came in extra innings against Boston College, 4-3.

UMass softball will travel to La Salle for a two-game series starting on Thursday.

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