Ohio Softball’s Home Opener Set to Be Adjusted
The Ohio softball team is set to adjust its home opener schedule, with the date and location subject to change.
The Buckeyes, who were originally slated to open the season at home against Valparaiso on Feb. 14, will now host the Crusaders at a later date, pending further evaluation.
The reason for the postponement of the game is due to the recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state of Ohio, making it difficult for the team to safely hold the season opener at home.
The Ohio softball team is currently in the process of reassessing the situation and consulting with athletic department officials, local health officials and the Valparaiso athletic department to find the safest and most suitable option for the home opener.
It is expected that an announcement will be made in the coming days with an updated schedule, with the adjustments being made in accordance with all safety protocols and guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Health.
The Buckeyes, who were slated to begin the season on the road against Florida Gulf Coast on Feb. 12, will still do so and have decided to move the home opener to a later date.
The Ohio softball team is hoping to be able to play the home opener at a safe and secure venue, so that they can begin their season with a bang.
The adjusted schedule will be released shortly, and the team is eager to get back on the field and begin play.
The Ohio softball team is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all its players, coaches and fans, and is taking necessary precautions to ensure that the home opener is conducted in accordance with the highest safety standards.
Once the adjusted schedule is released, the team will be sure to keep the public updated on any changes or updates to the schedule.