Prep baseball: Weather delays postseason

Published 12:01am Thursday, May 2, 2013

NATCHEZ — Cathedral High’s varsity baseball team will have to wait at least one day to travel to Louisville for Game 1 of its MHSAA Class 1A South State first-round series against the two-time defending state champion Nanih Waiya Warriors.

The opening game of the best-of-three series between the Green Wave and the Warriors was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday. However, too much rain forced the game to be postponed until 5 p.m. today.

Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley said Game 2, a home game for the Green Wave at Chester Willis Field, is now scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday and Game 3, if necessary, will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Nanih Waiya. He added all plans are weather-permitting.

Also, the MHSAA Class 3A South State first-round series between the Philadelphia Tornadoes and the Region 7-3A champion Franklin County Bulldogs are scheduled to start on Thursday with Game 1 at Franklin County starting at 6 p.m.

Game 2, at Philadelphia, has a start time of 6 p.m. Friday. Game 3, if necessary, will be at Franklin County at 6 p.m. Saturday. Just like the Cathedral-Nanih Waiya series, those games may end up being pushed back by the inclement weather.

More off-and-on rain is in the forecast for much of central and southern Mississippi through at least Friday, because of a combination of a slow-moving low-pressure system and an approaching cold front.

Game 2 of the MAIS Class AA South State Championship series between the Centreville Academy Tigers and the Central Private School Rebels is scheduled for 5 p.m. today, with Game 3, if necessary, to follow — if the weather permits.

Central Private won Game 1 of the series 8-2 Tuesday night at Centreville. That game was supposed to have started at 6:30 p.m., but was pushed back to 7:45 p.m. because of rain, Tigers head coach Jason Horne said.