By Grace Deng
Recently, baseball was scheduled to engage in a multitude of games. However, in a rather unfortunate turn of events, many baseball games have been cancelled.
According to Andrew Chang, a senior on the baseball team, the first game that ran into issues was a game on September 1st. It was at Concordia and the second game of the season. Luckily, the team had been able to play for about half of the game. However, right in the middle of the game, both teams were informed that the risk of lightening was around sixty percent. As a result, the game had to be paused for around thirty to forty minutes until the risk of lightening had gone down. After this, the game resumed, and both teams were able to complete the game. However, as Chang remarks, “it was an omen of things to come.”
The next week was Friday Night Lights, and according to Chang, the entire baseball team was itching for redemption against Concordia. However, there was a good deal of rain in the morning; as a result, Concordia decided to cancel the game, despite the fact that all other sports went on rather uneventfully.
The next week, a massive typhoon hit Kobe, Japan, leading to the cancelation of flights. This was mainly due to the fact that a massive ship had smashed into the bridge leading from mainland Japan to the airport. Matters were made even worse by the fact that no more games were scheduled until APAC, thus leaving the entire team with a month of practices without any games.
In order to make up for this, a game was scheduled between Concordia and SAS Pudong on September 13th. “Of course, it has been quite a frustrating season for everyone,” Chang said. “We have a pretty strong squad this year but we haven’t been able to play that much.”