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Rebels softball aust 5-5 DONE eg

One game lost but many more to follow

By Scott A. Kolb

skolb@postbulletin.com

Wet field conditions at the Rose Creek City Park forced the cancellation of Saturday’s softball game between Rochester Lourdes and Southland.

Since this was a scheduled non-conference game and time is running short for make-up dates in the final two weeks of the regular season, the game won’t be rescheduled.

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"The Rochester people wanted to know early on Saturday morning whether we could play, and when we went out to the field there were a lot of wet spots," Southland coach Greg Schulte said. "We were originally going to start the game at 10 a.m., but it was too wet and cold, so we called it off."

Southland also had a Three Rivers Conference doubleheader against Rushford-Peterson rained out on Friday. That conference twinbill will now be made up on Tuesday at Rose Creek.

"We’re going to have a busy week, so I hope the girls are ready to play a lot of softball," Schulte said. "We’ll be playing doubleheaders nearly every day."

The week starts Monday afternoon for the Southland Rebels with two games against two different opponents. All of the rainouts have left the schedule makers with little choice but to stack up games as the subsection tournament begins a week from Thursday.

In the first game Monday, the Rebels girls play host Dover-Eyota. Southland will then host a late game against Plainview-Elgin-Millville, which is a make-up affair.

On their way to Rose Creek, the P-E-M girls will first stop in Spring Valley for a game with Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland. The start time is set for 5 p.m. for the D-E game, so the P-E-M game will be under the lights.

More home games follow for the Rebels. After the make-up date with R-P on Tuesday, the Southland girls will play Fillmore Central in a doubleheader on Thursday.

Taking a trip to Bear Cave Park on Friday afternoon, the Rebels will then compete in the four-team Stewartville Tournament. They will have eight games for the week as the schedule gets hectic down the stretch run of the regular season.

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