The Blazers’ Toughest Opponent: The Weather

The Blazers’ Toughest Opponent: The Weather

This week, we’ll have a collection of pieces from the Yearbook class. Everything – from the ideas, to the writing, to the pictures, was supplied by the staff. This was written by Zach Duncan. 

This spring, University High School’s spring sports teams had high hopes for their upcoming seasons. Intense winter workouts prepped them for the rigorous season ahead. However, nothing could prepare any of the five teams for what the spring season would bring: rain.

In April alone, central Indiana received 8.59 inches of rainfall. That is only 0.01 of an inch away from breaking the all time record that was record back in 1893. The entire spring season has unleashed 10.55 inches of rain across central Indiana, which is two inches below the average throughout all of spring.

The rainfall has definitely slowed down spring sports at University. Due to rain devastating playing fields for just about every sport, around 20 games or matches have been canceled or postponed. One whole month into the 2013 softball season, the girl’s softball team had only played one game (seven scheduled).

Fortunately for the Blazer softball and baseball teams, they can practice indoors at Roundtripper Academy in Westfield. Though practicing indoor is better than not practicing at all, playing inside on turf is different than being on a real field. Senior baseball player Alex Carson says, “Its frustrating practicing inside almost everyday. Not being able to practice outside is tough, but we have to deal with the cards we are dealt.” With sectionals around the corner, about a month away, the Blazers are hoping for a weather turnaround so that they can get their teams in full swing come tournament time.

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