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Baseball teams in a northern climate find that their opponents are easier to deal with than 13" of snow

Nathan Baszuro

The boys of the baseball team shovel snow off of the field before their upcoming game.

By Graham Pearson, Cannon Falls High School

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On Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil discovered that his shadow was following him, signaling another six weeks of winter. Now, here we are 10 weeks later, and spring has sprung at last! Well, that is if one considers a 13 inch pile of snow the blessing of spring. With all of this powdery interference, the Bomber Baseball team has spent more time shoveling snow off of their field than they have actually playing games.

Despite the tough conditions, the Bombers have managed to squeak in one game this season, defeating Kenyon Wanamingo 9-2, but with the most recent snowfall, even more games are likely to be postponed.

However, Varsity Coach Bucky Lindow is optimistic for this year’s prospects, saying, “I think we are going to have great pitching depth this year, so as the season gets delayed, I think it plays into our advantage.”

Already, games are getting stacked upon each other, with four games scheduled for this week. But even still, the first game, if not the second have already been postponed further.

Assistant Coach Keith Meyers said, “I’ll be really excited when it stops snowing and it gets to be 55 degrees or warmer everyday. But, every year is a new year… and it’s going to be exciting to see what the juniors and seniors for this year can do.”

And he will have plenty of chances to do so as soon as the snow melts for good, with 3-4 games scheduled each week.

While it may still look a lot like Christmas, everyone is anxious for the real Spring to awaken from hibernation and bring baseball back to John Burch Park.

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