NEW BRITAIN — COVID-19 concerns continue to impact local sports, and after all remaining high school state tournament games were canceled for the winter season, CCSU has now begun to take precautionary measures.
The school’s athletic department announced Tuesday the CCSU baseball team’s three-game series at Creighton scheduled for March 13-15 has been canceled, as has the softball team’s scheduled trip to Madeira Beach, Florida, where it was supposed to play three games.
In addition, the baseball team’s home game against Manhattan Tuesday afternoon was played in front of an empty crowd, as fans were not permitted into the stands. The same measures will be taken Wednesday afternoon, when the softball team is scheduled to host Manhattan for a doubleheader at 1 p.m.
The department is currently exploring streaming options for the games so fans can watch at home, and will post links to those streams on the CCSU athletics website if it becomes available.
The CCSU Athletics Beer and Wine Tasting fundraiser, scheduled for March 13, was also canceled. Refunds for tickets that were purchased for those games were processed Monday morning.
Upcoming athletics events are continuing to be evaluated through the week to determine if more cancelations or alterations need to be made. The baseball team is home for the next five games before traveling to face Merrimack on March 27. The softball team has two road games before traveling to Merrimack on March 29, but both of those road games are close by, at Hartford on March 21 and Yale on March 25.