Icy stadium delays start of CIC baseball season
(UPDATED April 12, 2018 at 5:21 p.m.)
Citing lingering ice surrounding the field at Bartlett High, officials have decided to delay the start of the Cook Inlet Conference baseball season.
“The field is fine, but the icy conditions outside the field are still a safety threat for fans,” wrote Alaska Legion Baseball media director Van Williams. “Better safe than sorry.”
Williams said the Anchorage School District had not yet cleared the field for games.
The postponements won’t impact the regular season, as the first three weeks of the CIC season consist of nonleague games. Conference play begins April 30.
Eagle River had been scheduled to play Bartlett on April 13, with West vs. South, East vs. Chugiak, and Dimond vs. Service set for April 14.
Williams said the Eagle River-Bartlett game will be played April 17, the Dimond-Service game will be April 18, the West-South game will be April 26 and the Chugiak-East game will be April 27.
Teams will still practice Friday and Saturday, as the turf field at Bartlett High is clear.
Some teams have played preseason games outside Anchorage; West went 1-3 at at a March tournament in California, while Dimond swept Juneau, Thunder Mountain, Ketchikan and Sitka to win a round-robin tournament the first week of April in Sitka.
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