Rain puts damper on schedules

Published 12:08 am Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wet weather is forcing cancellations and rescheduling of baseball and softball games to such an extent that space is becoming increasingly limited to accommodate the changes.

Selma High beat the weather to play an area game against G.W. Carver on Tuesday. The Saints caught a break as a rainout would have forced the Saints to reschedule today’s makeup game against Bibb County, which was rained out on Saturday.

“Area games take precedence,” said Selma coach Warren Brown.

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Meadowview was scheduled to play a doubleheader at Pickens on Tuesday, but was forced to reschedule. The Pickens games — both count in region standings — are rescheduled for April 6, displacing a home game against Marengo Academy. The Marengo game does not have a set date.

The delay comes at a bad time for Meadowview following a win over then-No. 2 Marengo on March 20. It was the Trojans’ final game before spring break, and the rains have hampered their efforts to get back into a rhythm. They were able to practice on Monday, but there is a difference between practice and a live game.

“The last game it seemed we were getting into the speed of the game,” said Meadowview coach Rick Jackson. “We just had a 10-day layoff with spring break and weekends. That hurts. It doesn’t help in any way.”

The Meadowview softball team’s scheduled doubleheader at Pickens was also cancelled.

Morgan’s home baseball and softball games against Tuscaloosa are cancelled as well. If the field is playable, there is hope that they can be made up today.

Morgan softball coach Jennifer Moore sees the delay as a benefit.

“It’ll probably help them,” said Moore. “It’s an extra day of work after spring break.”

Central Christian was supposed to host Jackson in softball and baseball, but both games were rescheduled for April 6.