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Weather forces delays for area games

NATCHEZ — For the second time in four days, several area baseball and softball games have been either postponed or canceled due to inclement weather.

Three games that were to take place Tuesday have now been pushed back to Thursday. Adams County Christian School and Wilkinson County Christian Academy were scheduled to take on each other in the MAIS District 5-AA opener for both teams at WCCA, but the junior varsity and varsity games were postponed until Thursday. The JV game will still take place at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

Another game that was slated to take place on Tuesday but was pushed back to Thursday due to threat of rough weather was Trinity against Baton Rouge Home School at Baton Rouge Community College. That game will still have a 6 p.m. start time.

Vidalia’s game at home against Oak Grove was rained out and Vikings head coach Tim Herndon said he hopes the JV and varsity games will be played today.

“If we get the rain (Tuesday night and Wednesday morning) they say we’re going to get, I don’t know if we’ll be able to make it up,” Herndon said. “District’s starting for them. We’ve got a one-day thing Saturday with Cathedral and Jena.”

If the Oak Grove-Vidalia games do indeed take place today, the JV game will start at 4 p.m. and the varsity game will get under way at 6 p.m.

The annual rivalry game between Cathedral and Monterey, which was to take place at Monterey, has been canceled. Green Wave head coach Craig Beesley said no make-up date has been announced.

“Another game done in by the rain,” Beesley said.

Heavy rain that hit Centreville during the mid-afternoon forced the Tigers to postpone their MAIS District 5-AA opener against Central Private School until Thursday. The JV game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game will follow at 6:30 p.m.

One local baseball game that wasn’t affected by the weather at all was the game that was originally scheduled to be Natchez High’s Division 6-6A opener at home against Jim Hill.

Bulldogs head coach Charlie Williams said that game was recently postponed due to nine-weeks tests and will be played later on in the season. Natchez High plays at Terry on Friday in what will be its division opener.

Three area fast-pitch softball games have also had their games affected by the weather.

Cathedral’s home game against Vidalia was postponed. Lady Green Wave head coach Gary Blackwell said the game will be rescheduled, but no make-up date has been announced.

Franklin County’s home game against McComb has been rescheduled for Monday, March 28.

“Can’t seem to catch a break from the rain,” Lady Bulldogs head coach Dana Smith said.

Monterey was supposed to have hosted Avoyelles Charter in its District 6-B opener Tuesday afternoon, but that has been postponed until later in the season.

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