Several teams cancel games due to weather

Published 9:19 am Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Huntington Hounds know how to make the most of a rainout.

Their Tuesday matchup with WCCA fell victim to the wet stuff, but the boys still got in a few hits. Coach Mitch Ashmore led his team in batting practice to keep them fresh.

He said the district game will be rescheduled for sometime next week, which means the Hounds (12-8, 5-1) will face two district opponents in the coming up week.

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“The rain did not have an effect. We have been playing a lot of baseball,” Ashmore said. “We’ll just take things as they come, and do what we have to do to be ready.”

Before rounding out their district schedule next week, the Hounds must get past their varsity double-header at Riverdale on Saturday, with games at 2 and 4 p.m.

Lady Vikings call off two games

VIDALIA — Rain washed out all local high school sporting events scheduled for Tuesday afternoon and night, and forced the Vidalia Lady Vikings (17-9-1) to cancel their second straight softball game of the week.

Monday’s game against Rayville was called due to rain, along with Tuesday’s match up against Cedar Creek. Neither game will be rescheduled.

Lady Vikings head coach Jeannie Hall said the recent rain has affected her team’s playoff preparation.

“With a week away from playoffs, we wanted to play,” she said. “I’d much rather be playing ballgames than practicing.”

Hall said she even tried to set up a game with Franklin County, but no game could be arranged.

Vidalia will resume their regular season schedule on Thursday when they take on Neville at the University of Louisiana at Monroe softball complex. Hall said her team is excited about the opportunity to play on a collegiate field.

“They are ecstatic,” she said. “It’s kind of our end of the year thing.”

Rain crashes Green Wave senior night

NATCHEZ —Cathedral’s senior night game against Salem at Chester Willis field was cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Now the Green Wave (17-4, 9-0) have their sights set on hosting and winning the District 7 1A baseball tournament that begins Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Chester Willis Field. The top seeded Green Wave will host the No.4 seed at 7 p.m., while second seeded St. Aloysius will face the no.3 seed in the early game.

The No. 3 and No. 4 teams will be decided today if the weather permits, otherwise Beesley said a coin toss might decide the seeding of last two teams.

While the rain caused some problems for other teams trying to make the tournament, Beesley said he did not think Tuesday’s cancellation had much effect on his club.

“I think we will be ready to play,” he said. “Hopefully the kids will rise up to the challenge and be ready to play this weekend.”

The district tournament will follow a double elimination format, and only the top two teams advancing to the state baseball playoffs. The championship game is set for Saturday.