With baseball fields still covered by snow and ice, officials are beginning to consider their options to ensure that a full schedule will be played in 2014. Last year, a late start to the season forced the Packerland Conference to play just 7 games instead of the usual 14. In an attempt to make sure all games are played, the league could be forced into playing doubleheaders under slowpitch softball rules. That means only 3 balls and 2 strikes per at bat and an automatic out on any foul ball. Other possible speed up rules could include only 2 outs per inning if you’re leading by more than 5 runs. We talked with John McCormick of the Aloha Softball Tournament about the idea…League officials are expected to meet to discuss possible changes to the schedule any day after April 1st.