Local games postponed

Published 12:01 am Saturday, July 30, 2011

Adams County Christian School head softball coach Forrest Foster works on the damp softball field Friday afternoon at ACCS after his team’s game against Wilkinson County Christian School was canceled due to rain. (Eric Shelton \ The Natchez Democrat)

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School softball coach Forrest Foster wasn’t a fan of the rain that came through Natchez Friday afternoon.

“I was telling my wife this morning, the lady who does our concession stands is down in Florida,” Foster said. “So I haven’t only had to deal with the field, but also the concessions, and to be rained out is frustrating.”

ACCS’s game with Wilkinson County Christian School that was scheduled for Friday evening was postponed due to wet field conditions after the rain. Foster said the game would be made up in a doubleheader when ACCS travels to WCCA Thursday.

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“We’re limited in makeup dates with soccer and other activities going on,” Foster said. “It’s nearly impossible for us to make up games unless we play a doubleheader.”

Foster said Thursday’s rains alone weren’t enough to cancel the game, but Friday afternoon’s rain combined with more rain expected later in the day forced his hand.

“It was fine (Thursday),” Foster said. “The field dries well, so if there wasn’t another band (of rain) behind this one, we could play.

“When you do play in wet conditions, it messes the infield up, and it’s such a problem to straighten out. There’s just no sense in asking WCCA to come out here.”

With opening night canceled, Foster said the Lady Rebels will turn their attention to today’s tournament at Centreville Academy.

“I can go home and get a good night’s sleep and get ready for Centreville,” he said.

Trinity Episcopal’s game against Central Private was also canceled due to rain. Lady Saints head coach Chris Hutchins said he’s going to try to reschedule, but he hasn’t set a date yet.

“The way scheduling goes, we have limited days available in the fall, so we fill up on most Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturday,” Hutchins said. “If it’s not a district game, we usually end up not playing, but we are going to try to reschedule.”

Hutchins said the rain from Thursday and Friday made it too unsafe to play at Natchez High School’s softball field, where the Lady Saints play their home games.

“We worked hard to get the field ready, and except for the little rain shower we had at 3:30 p.m., we would’ve been in good shape,” Hutchins said.

“It’s extremely frustrating (not being able to play on opening day). We’ve been working hard to get ready, and we had a great opponent coming in, so it’s a real letdown.”

Trinity will also play in the Centreville Academy tournament today.