WHS softball game halted in bottom of 5th

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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — Wilmington leads Washington 6-3 in the fifth inning in South Central Ohio League softball action from Friday night. The game was suspended in the bottom of the fifth inning because of deteriorating field conditions.

“It got to the point where it was beyond safe, really in the fourth inning,” WHS head coach Glen Blessing said. “There was standing water in three places on the field. I said enough’s enough.”

Blessing said umpires at the game collected information to pass along to the athletic directors from both schools so that the game could be resumed. When the game was called in the bottom of the fifth, Washington had two runners on base with nobody out.

“It was already wet when we got there, and then it kind of drizzled off and on,” said Blessing. “Then it became more of a steady rain in either the third or fourth inning. That’s when the puddles started to form (on the infield).”

Blessing said the umpires discussed the status of the game in the middle of the fourth inning and all sides decided to finish the fourth.

Wilmington got off to a good start with two runs in the first then added four more in the third. Blessing said Brooklyn Keaton had a good defensive play at third base in the bottom of the first inning.



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