Baseball starts GLVC play Sunday on the road

Baseball will now start GLVC play Sunday at University of Illinois Springfield in response to forecasted weather.

This is the second time the team’s home opener has been delayed, the first occurring when frigid temperatures hit the Midwest. The games that were originally schedule to take place Saturday and Sunday will now be played Sunday and Monday in Springfield, Illinois.

The team has struggled throughout its non-conference play as it is currently on an eight-game losing streak. The season started with a series against Harding University in which the team struggled to make contact with the ball.

After going 0-4 opening weekend, the team received a weekend off because of weather. In late February, the team traveled to Southern Indiana where the Truman State University Bulldogs took part in a tournament, finishing 0-3.  

Since then, the team has only matched up against the University of Central Missouri, which was the team’s second highest scoring game, but it still fell 12-5.

This weekend, the ’Dogs will kick off GLVC play on the road against a team that is currently sitting at 8-0-1.

The Bulldogs finished last in the coaches’ preseason poll of GLVC teams and has been outscored 84-16 in the season’s first eight matchups. The team has been shut out twice and has only scored more than one run in three games.