February 28, 2013
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By Zach Garcia
Members of the University of Missouri baseball team spent part of this week trying to clear snow from Simmons Field in hopes of getting in the three-game series with Northwestern. But after many hours on the field and barely making a bent in the amount of snow, the series was canceled, with no plans to reschedule the games.
Missouri’s home field is covered under more than foot of snow, which fell during the two large winter storms that hit the Columbia area in the past week. The team joined members of the Mizzou athletics facilities operations department in helping to begin clearing snow from the field on Wednesday, but about two hours of work only amounted to clearing a small portion of center field.
Missouri head coach Tim Jamieson said Wednesday that the field may be playable by the beginning of next week, keeping hope alive for scheduled games against Eastern Michigan on March 5 and 6.
Missouri has opened the season with an 0-6 record following two rough weekends on the road against Southern Mississippi and Memphis.