The Class 3A state baseball tournament needs to again adjust its schedule, this time due to unplayable fields in Niwot and Greeley.
The tournament, which had been moved to Monday and Tuesday, will now begin on May 25 and 26, this coming Friday and Saturday. It will conclude on June 1 and June 2, a Friday and Saturday.
The fields at Niwot High School and Butch Butler received a lot of moisture over the weekend, and will not be ready for play on Monday, according to CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann, who oversees baseball. As was communicated last week, that prompts the move to Friday/Saturday.
"The format requires that all teams play on the same day, and that wasn't going to be able to happen on Monday, especially with the amount of moisture that was received in Greeley and Niwot over the weekend," Borgmann said.
Additionally, because Niwot has graduation on Saturday and its field won't be available for use as a result, the second site for the tournament has been moved to University High School.
University is in the 3A tournament, but will not play on its home field in the first round. The team may need to play on its field on the second day depending upon how they do in the tournament.
The 4A and 5A baseball tournaments remain on schedule for their postponed start on Monday and Tuesday. Those tournaments are now slated to finish this upcoming Saturday and Sunday.