Osprey lose another game due to damaged field

Posted at 7:17 PM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 09:59:10-04

MISSOULA — The Osprey postponed a second game due to poor field conditions after a mixture of weather and concert-goers damaged the playing field.

The Missoula Osprey were supposed to take on the Great Falls Voyagers Saturday night, but the field is not in playable condition nearly a week after the Mumford and Sons concert.

According to a press release from Osprey management, one big area in right center field is still too soft and creates a risk of player injury.

The game will be made up in Great Falls next week as part of a doubleheader. The Osprey and Great Falls will play a doubleheader on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

The series will conclude with the regularly scheduled 7:05pm game on Monday night.

“We will be playing tomorrow and need our fans to come out and support this team after a trying week,” explained Osprey Vice President Matt Ellis. “Losing two games in a row is painful. This is such a major disappointment for our franchise and fans."

"We are very frustrated that we have not been able to repair the field in time to play. The damage of the field was extensive. We just cannot risk the health of our players.”