The Doane College baseball team is getting an unexpected weekend off. The Tigers were scheduled to host St. Xavier of Illinois in a four-game series beginning Friday but coach Jeremy Jorgensen was notified earlier this week that St. Xavier would not be making the trip to Crete.
“Its disappointing that we are missing out on some games but we had some guys get injured at the end of the spring trip”, said Jorgensen. “Hopefully we can get healthy and energized going into the conference race and play our best baseball at the right time of the year.”
Doane is 13-9 and is the pre-season favorite to win the Great Plains Conference race. The Tigers open the league race a week from Friday by hosting Dordt College of Iowa.
“We will intra squad this weekend and get guys back out there and face live competition”, said Jorgensen. “Fortunately we have some midweek games that will allow us to get some reps going into the conference race”
The Tigers are scheduled to host Grace University in a doubleheader next Wednesday.