Softball: Lady Cats get in 10 pitches before rain

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Pilot Point head coach James Ramsey and Brock head coach Ryan Starnes discuss whether to call the game due to the weather, Friday, May 24, 2013, at Chisholm Trail Softball Complex in Fort Worth, TX.

FORT WORTH — The way the sky was shaded half gray and half charcoal, it seemed apparent that bad weather was set to halt Game 2 of the Class 2A Region II finals between Brock and Pilot Point.

The charcoal skies moved from behind the field toward home plate at Saginaw Chisholm Trail. After 10 pitches from Skylar Cagle, the winds picked up and the bleachers and the field were emptied at 7:02 p.m. Friday.

Game 2 of the best-of-three series was postponed until 3 p.m. today at Prosper. If Brock (32-11) wins, the teams will play again at 5:30 p.m. with a state tournament berth at stake.

Pilot Point (37-2) won Game 1 4-0 on Thursday night.

The game will resume in the top of the first inning, with Brock’s Morgan Ashmore at the plate and runners on first and second with one out.

Pilot Point coach James Ramsey said he discussed the possibility of inclement weather spoiling the second game of the series.

“You just have to find a way to fight through all the things that occur,” Ramsey said. “We’ll have to come out [today] ready to go with runners on first and second and one out.”

After lightning strikes caused fans and those on the field to quickly vacate their spots, the teams huddled in their dugouts while fans crowded the concession stands and bathrooms.

On a baseball field adjacent to the softball field, a Class A Region II semifinal between Bosqueville and Trenton was postponed well before Brock and Pilot Point contemplated the rest of the night.

As the chances for play got slimmer, the teams left their dugouts and headed for their respective buses while Ramsey, his assistants and Brock head coach Ryan Starnes remained on the field with a few others.

The game was called a little less than an hour after it started, and minutes before rain washed away the chalk in the infield dirt and any chances of another pitch being thrown.

BEN BABY can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @Ben_Baby.


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