MORE RAIN FORCES CANCELLATION OF SUNDAYâ€™S CAPITAL CLASSIC SCHEDULE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Heavy rains that swept through the Sacramento area overnight and into this morning have forced the cancellation of Sunday’s entire slate of Capital Classic Softball Tournament games.
Santa Clara and UIC were supposed to play at 9 a.m., and Sacramento State was scheduled to play Towson at 11:15 a.m., but both games have been canceled and will not be made up.
Rain constantly wreaked havoc on the four-team tournament. Originally, the tournament was supposed to feature eight games over three days, but only two games were played. UIC defeated Towson, 5-2, on Friday morning before the remainder of Friday’s schedule was canceled, and UIC knocked off Santa Clara, 8-2, in a rain-shortened game Saturday morning before the rest of that day was canceled as well.
Of the four-team tournament field, only host Sacramento State did not get to play. UIC finished the tournament with a 2-0 record while both Towson and Santa Clara went 0-1.
Weather permitting, Sacramento State (7-11) is scheduled to play next at home against Oregon State on Thursday, March 24, at noon. That game was supposed to wrap up a seven-game homestand for the Hornets, but all four of Sacramento State’s tournament games this weekend were canceled.
Box scores from the two games that were completed during the tournament can be found by clicking here.
Friday, March 18
10:00 a.m. - UIC 5, Towson 2
12:15 p.m. - Santa Clara vs. Sacramento State (canceled)
2:30 p.m. - Towson vs. Santa Clara (canceled)
Saturday, March 19
9 a.m. - UIC 8, Santa Clara 2 (5) - game stopped because of rain
11:15 a.m. - UIC vs. Sacramento State (canceled)
1:30 p.m. - Towson vs. Santa Clara (canceled)
3:45 p.m. - Towson vs. Sacramento State (canceled)
Sunday, March 20
9:00 a.m. - Santa Clara vs. UIC (canceled)
11:15 a.m. - Towson vs. Sacramento State (canceled)