Weather Forces Baseball's Opening Day to Delay a Week

Steve Gillispie (Photo by Ron Stevens)
Steve Gillispie (Photo by Ron Stevens)

The Youngstown State baseball team will have to wait another week to start its 2014 season after having its opening four-game series cancelled due to a snowstorm in the southeast.

The Penguins were originally supposed to play a four-game series in Charlotte, N.C. starting Friday against Virginia Tech and Charlotte. When that became impossible, they explored other opponents and locations but ultimately could not find a fit.

As a result of this weekend's cancellations, Youngstown State has added two games scheduled for later in the season. The Penguins will play at Penn State on April 1 at 6:30 p.m., and they will host Toledo on May 13.

The new target for the season opener is Feb. 21 at UAB. That game starts a busy stretch on the schedule with eight road games in 10 days.