Havre Daily News Sports Editor
Let's see, the Havre High School fast-pitch softball team's games with Browning have been rained out, and last weekend, snowed out. What's next? A wind-out? With the ever-changing weather in Browning, noone really knows.
The Ponies will try for the third time to take on their conference foe in a doubleheader in Browning at 3 p.m. today.
"We've been rained out and snowed out. Hopefully we've run out of things that can postpone the games," said Havre High head coach Bob Evans. "I know the girls are anxious to see what kind of team they have. We really feel like we can play with them."
The Indians remain winless on the season, recently dropping games against Polson.
With a 1-11 record overall, the Ponies come in with some confidence, having played Conrad to a one-run loss last weekend.
"They're in a similar situation to us," Evans said. "We should definitely be able to get some wins, if we play like we are capable.
"I really am hoping we play, but you know how the weather can change over there," Evans said. "I know the girls are really excited about playing some games."
But today is only the beginning of what is supposed to be a busy weekend for the Ponies. On Saturday, Havre will host a four-team quadrangular with Conrad, Poplar and Glasgow coming to the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field for a day of softball.
Havre will play two games, starting at 11 a.m. when it faces the Glasgow Scotties.
A year ago as a club team, Havre defeated Glasgow. Evans is hoping the trend will continue on Saturday.
"Glasgow has a pretty good pitcher," he said. "But I think position for position we might be a little stronger. We just need to come out and play well."
After a two-game break, the Ponies will face the Poplar Indians at 5 p.m. Evans got a look at Poplar last weekend in Conrad, and believes his team should be more than competitive.
"They have a real young team," Evans said. "They aren't real deep. I think we can beat them if we play well."
For much of the Ponies' remaining schedule, it will boil down to just that - playing well. Havre must be more consistent hitting-wise to help out pitchers Kristin Evanson and Kelsey Evans.
But with four games scheduled for the weekend, Evans hopes that all the at-bats, fielding opportunities and innings will translate into overall better play.
"We've really been anticipating these games," Evans said. "It gives us a chance to get more games in, especially with our whole team playing. This will be the first time we'll have all of our players together in a while."
With only one win, Evans knows that the possibility of adding to that total is very real this weekend.
"I think if we can play like we're capable of and get some hitting, there is no reason we can't get at least two or three wins," Evans said.