CASC softball team begins season with own festival Friday, Saturday

The Carl Albert State College softball team will begin its 2014 season with its own two-day festival today and Saturday at the CASC Softball Field. The festival was to have been at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, but had to be moved — and the field of teams reduced — due to wet fields.Nonetheless, CASC coach David Holt is ready to get the season going, and the Lady Vikings need to get going [with our season].“We are getting started about 10 days later than usual,” said Holt, whose team was 12-29 last season. “This weekend is calling for great weather, and we're going to get games in somehow. Right now, we just need to play. We've hardly had any practice time outside so far this season. Everything has been just inside drill work. We're not ready to play, but we need to play. We're expecting some good teams. We have some Kansas schools in it and a school from Tennessee.”• • •Carl Albert Festival ScheduleTodaySouthwestern, Tenn., vs. Coffeyville, Kan., noon; Carl Albert vs. Coffeyville, 2 p.m.; Carl Albert vs. Southwestern, 4 p.m.SaturdaySouthwestern vs. Allen County, Kan., noon; Carl Albert vs. Southwestern, 2 p.m.; Carl Albert vs. Allen County, 4 p.m.• • •Remaining Spring 2014 ScheduleDate Opponent Site TimeFeb. 18 Bacone Home TBAFeb. 20 Crowder, Mo. Home 1 p.m. Feb. 25 Crowder, Mo. Neosho, Mo. 1 p.m. Feb. 27 Fort Scott, Kan. Home 2 p.m.Mar. 1 Arkansas Baptist Little Rock 1 p.m. Mar. 5 Coffeyville, Kan. Coffeyville 1 p.m. Mar. 6 Fort Scott, Kan. Fort Scott 1 p.m. Mar. 8 NEO Home 2 p.m. Mar. 10 Eastern Home 2 p.m. Mar. 11 Connors State Warner 2 p.m. Mar. 13 Western Home 2 p.m. Mar. 15-16 Carthage Bash Carthage, Mo. TBA Mar. 25 Seminole State Seminole 2 p.m. Mar. 27 Murray State Home 2 p.m. Mar. 29 NOC-Tonkawa Home 2 p.m. Apr. 1 Rose State Midwest City 2 p.m.Apr. 3 Connors State Home 2 p.m. Apr. 5 Western Altus 2 p.m.Apr. 8 NOC-Enid Home 2 p.m. Apr. 10 NEO Miami 2 p.m. Apr. 12 Eastern Wilburton 2 p.m.Apr. 14 NOC-Enid Enid 1 p.m.Apr. 15 Seminole State Home 2 p.m.Apr. 17 Murray State Tishimingo 2 p.m.Apr. 19 Arkansas Baptist Home 1 p.m.Apr. 22 NOC-Tonkawa Tonkawa 2 p.m. Apr. 24 Rose State Home 2 p.m. May 2-4 Region II Tourn. Oklahoma City TBA May 14-17 World Series St. George, Utah TBA