April 4, 2003

The University of Notre Dame softball team (14-11) has lost another doubleheader to inclement weather. The Irish were set to leave town this afternoon and head to Providence for two BIG EAST games at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Rain and snow in the Rhode Island area have forced the postponement of the games.

Notre Dame is now 0-6 in attempting to play BIG EAST games this season, as their doubleheader at Pittsburgh last weekend (March 29) was rained out and another match up at Virginia Tech (March 30) was snowed out the next day.

The Irish also have lost 11 games to rain or snow this season. At the USF/Wilson Tournament in Tampa, rain forced the games on Monday to be pushed back. The Irish were defeating Rhode Island 12-0 in the fourth inning, but the game had to be cancelled to make the flight back to campus.

At the NFCA Leadoff Classic, Notre Dame lost at least two games in bracket play due to heavy rain in Columbus, Ga. The Irish were also forced to continue a game, started on Saturday night, the next morning due to a rain storm.

Notre Dame also lost at least two games to rain at the Kia Klassic in Fullerton, Calif.

The next match up for Notre Dame, weather permitting is set for Wednesday, April 9, when the Irish head to Pittsburgh in an attempt to make up their doubleheader which was postponed last weekend.