The Owls have just announced yet another change to their schedule, the third time in the past week.
Temple is now set to host St. Francis in a double-header beginning at noon.
The Owls’ original home opener was scheduled for Tuesday against Delaware State. Now they will be at home for eight straight games.
In the past week the Owls double-header against Iona was rescheduled due to possible inclement weather while Friday’s series opener against La Salle was moved to today, making a double header.
Temple will now play four games in just over 24 hours and six games in four days.
The Owls will give it one more go to start their non-tournament season schedule.
Temple (6-13) will try and get in a double-header today after a postponed double-header against Iona Wednesday and a surprise postponement before the first pitch yesterday against La Salle (9-6).
Temple hasn’t played since its final game of the City of Clearwater Spring Invitational on March 17 despite having three games planned before what was supposed to be one game today.
Now the Owls head to La Salle to take on the Explorers at 1 p.m., with the second game starting shortly after the conclusion of the first.
Coach Joe DiPietro’s squad will be looking to snap a four-game skid but will need help from a pitching staff that has struggled throughout the season with a 7.06 earned run average. Only freshman Dominik Kelsey has below a three ERA, in 34.2 innings of work. She’s also the only one with multiple wins, boasting a record of 3-1 on the season.
The double-header marks the first time the Owls will play this season close to home, after spending the first 19 games at tournaments in Florida and North Carolina.
Due to the potential for inclement weather Temple’s double-header today against Iona has been postponed until April 30.
The decision was announced yesterday and the makeup games will still be played in new Rochelle, N.Y.
Currently weather.com is reporting temperatures in the low 40’s, partly cloudy with 16 mph winds. However there is only a 10 percent chance of rain the rest of the day. Snow flurries won’t begin until tomorrow.
Temple is currently 6-13 on the season after finishing their tournament schedule, in which it competed in four.
The Owls don’t play at home until March 26 in a double-header against Delaware State.
The games against Iona would have been the team’s first non-tournament contests of the season, but now that will have to wait. The Owls new regular season opener will be at La Salle on Friday as part of a two-game series with the Explorers.
The first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.