Overnight rain has pushed the start times back an hour. First game at 10am.
The Iona Gaels will begin defense of their MAAC championship and become the first MAAC softball team to get into action when they begin play at the Beach Blast in Wilmington, NC later this morning. The Gaels will play two games Friday, against Detroit-Mercy at 9am; and against Nebraska-Omaha at 11:30am. The weather forecast looks good for the weekend.
BTW, seniors Eileen McCann and Jodi Petersen will be chasing a number of school records this season. Each should easily break the career hits record; Jodi has a nine hit lead currently. Each has a realistic shot at the career RBI record as well. Jodi is eight steals away from the career stolen bases record. Eileen already holds the career home run record, and looks to etch her name in stone with a great season. But of course, both would would rather forget the personal records for a 4peat.