Omaha, Neb. – The Creighton softball team’s schedule has been changed for this Sunday, the Bluejays’ first day of competition at the Rebel Spring Games in Winter Haven, Fla.
In order to accommodate a new team into the tournament, organizers cancelled some games, added new ones and shuffled some game times for Sunday. Manhattan College (0-0) will now be Creighton’s first opponent of the Games at 9 a.m. CT.
Inclement weather on the East Coast has wreaked havoc on the Jaspers’ travel schedule the first few weeks of this season. As a result, the match-up with the Jays will be Manhattan’s season opener.
Creighton (4-9) will still play UMass-Lowell (1-6) on day one of the Games, but the contest has now been moved back to 11 a.m. CT. The River Hawks dropped a trio of contests at the tournament on Friday.
Before the schedule changes, the Jays were originally to open the Rebel Spring Games against UMass-Lowell early Sunday before battling Bucknell later in the afternoon in the first of two games against the Bison. That initial game has been replaced by the Manhattan contest.
Creighton will play 12 games in a span of seven days. Creighton will play South Dakota twice, and one game apiece against Manhattan, UMass-Lowell, Bucknell, Indiana State, Utah Valley, Saint Peter’s, Siena, Howard, Army and Albany.
UPDATED Rebel Spring Games Schedule (All times Central)
Sun. March 9 vs. Manhattan (0-0) Winter Haven, Fla. 9 am Sun. March 9 vs. UMass-Lowell (1-6) Winter Haven, Fla. 11 am
Mon. March 10 vs. South Dakota (8-5) Winter Haven, Fla. 10 am Mon. March 10 vs. Bucknell (2-7) Winter Haven, Fla. 12 pm
Tues. March 11 vs. Indiana State (7-5) Winter Haven, Fla. 10 am Tues. March 11 vs. Utah Valley (0-13) Winter Haven, Fla. 12 pm
Thurs. March 13 vs. Saint Peter’s (1-3) Winter Haven, Fla. 8 am Thurs. March 13 vs. Siena (1-3) Winter Haven, Fla. 10 am
Fri. March 14 vs. Howard (0-0) Winter Haven, Fla. 8 am Fri. March 14 vs. Army (5-8) Winter Haven, Fla. 10 am
Sat. March 15 vs. Albany (2-2) Winter Haven, Fla. 8 am Sat. March 15 vs. South Dakota (8-5) Winter Haven, Fla. 10 am
SB: Providence at Creighton (5/3/14)
SB: DePaul at Creighton (4/18/14)
Creighton meets Villanova in a 16 inning thriller on the softball diamond.