Inclement weather forces changes to area schedules

Spring has not officially hit Central Iowa for good yet.

And that has not been good news for the Marshalltown Community College softball team.

The Tiger softball team was forced to cancel a series of games in Oklahoma over Spring Break, but they did manage to play five games in two days.

MCC was slated to play two games against Indian Hills on Saturday and two more contests against Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II foe North Iowa Area Community College on Sunday.

However, inclement weather has forced some changes.

The Tigers, who swept Southwestern Community College in Creston on Wednesday, have rescheduled the games against NIACC to Friday afternoon at Southwestern with first pitch set for 3:30 p.m.

The Indian Hills doubleheader has not yet been rescheduled.

MCC was supposed to take on Des Moines Area Community College on Thursday but that doubleheader has been moved to 3 p.m. Monday.

Saturday’s doubleheader against Ellsworth, slated to be played in Marshalltown, has also been altered.

Those two games also will be played at Southwestern at 10 a.m. and noon, respectively. Sunday’s games at Iowa Central will be played as scheduled. The opener starts at 1 p.m.

The Tigers’ new home opener will now take place April 2 against Kirkwood Community College. That doubleheader begins at 3 p.m.

The Tigers are now 11-6 overall after 9-3 and 11-6 wins over Southwestern on Wednesday. The two wins improve MCC’s road record to 6-2 this season.


The Marshalltown girls track and field team was supposed to open its outdoor season today in Boone, but that meet has been postponed.

The new season opener will be Tuesday as the Bobcat girls travel to Waukee Stadium to face several schools from the Central Iowa Metropolitan League.

The Bobcat boys kick off their outdoor season in Marshalltown on Friday, April 4.