Half an inning in, score 1-0

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 25, 2007

NATCHEZ — Off and on light rain showers Monday didn’t prevent the West Lincoln Lady Bears and the Cathedral Lady Green Wave from playing each other.

But with more rain on the way, the varsity game was moved from 6 p.m. to 5 p.m. Unfortunately, the two teams could only get in a half of an inning before a heavy downpour left the infield completely inundated with water.

That forced this Region 7-1A game at the Natchez-Adams Girls Softball Complex to be called. Now the question is when the rest of the game will be rescheduled.

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Cathedral head coach Pam Clayton said it may be played after the conclusion of today’s Region 7-1A varsity doubleheader between the St. Aloysius Lady Flashes and the Lady Green Wave. There is also a possibility that this game could be made up Saturday, meaning Cathedral would not be able to play in the Brookhaven Tournament.

But with a good chance of rain Monday night and throughout the first part of today, even the possibility of the doubleheader being played is questionable.

As for the only part of the game that did get played, West Lincoln scored one run on four consecutive singles in the top of the first inning. Alexis Cook hit a one-out bloop single into shallow right field and went to second on a single up the middle by Holli Smith.

Ashley McCaffery singled to left field to load the bases and Hannah Knouse singled in Cook for give the Lady Bears a 1-0 lead. They could have added to their lead when Keri Easley popped out to Cathedral second baseman Zoie Arnold, but Smith got hung up between third base and home plate, yet somehow got back to third before being tagged.

Cathedral got of the game when pitcher Rachel Smilo got Carrie Farver to fly out to left fielder Betsy Daggett for the third out.

Then just before West Lincoln pitcher Shelby Lofton threw the first pitch to Daggett to start the bottom of the first, the rain got heavier and the players on both teams quickly got back to their respective dugouts. A few minutes later, the game was called.