Snow wreaks havoc

Published 12:03 am Saturday, March 8, 2008

NATCHEZ — In recent weeks, heavy rain and severe thunderstorms have made rescheduling area baseball and softball games a nightmare for coaches. Now you can add snow to the mix.

That’s right, snow that came into the Miss-Lou Friday afternoon has forced games to be postponed or canceled altogether.

For the second time this week, the Region 8-1A game between Cathedral and Salem has been postponed because of inclement weather in the area.

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The varsity doubleheader between the Wildcats and the Green Wave at Chester Willis Field is now scheduled to take place next Monday with the first game at 4 p.m. and the second game beginning at 6 p.m.

However, that could mean that the Division 6-5A match-up between Wingfield and Natchez High may be pushed back from its original start time of 5 p.m.

And that will also mean that the Salem-Cathedral games may be played later than scheduled.

“We’re going to move their games up. We’re going to play at 4 p.m. and they’re going to play at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.,” Natchez High head coach Charlie Williams said. “That’s the plan. I don’t know if it will work.”

Also, the Bulldogs’ division game at Jim Hill in Jackson has also been postponed. No make-up date has been set.

The two games that were scheduled for Friday at the Vidalia Baseball Classic — Oak Hill vs. Jena and Vidalia vs. Hamilton Christian — were canceled.

Action resumes today at 9 a.m. with Trinity facing off against ACCS in the first game of the weekend portion of the baseball tournament.

And if that wasn’t enough, the Vidalia Lady Vikings’ game against Kilbourne at the Mangham Tournament in Mangham, La., has been cancelled.

And because of the snow, the bracket for that tournament has been changed.