The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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May 8, 2013

Mother Nature wins again, forces changes to postseason schedule

Tom Petty famously sang “the waiting is the hardest part.”

After having their sectional games postponed three straight days due to rain, high school baseball players around the area are likely to join in the chorus.

Just as the rain has made the fields messy and muddy, it’s made the scheduling for coaches and athletic directors just as messy.

n The sectional with Woodrow Wilson, Oak Hill and Shady Spring has faced several different configurations but ran into problems when rain forced the games to begin at the same time as the Shady Spring and Greenbrier East softball semifinals. The scheduling conflict resulted in Woodrow Wilson and Oak Hill playing tonight at 7 p.m. with a doubleheader scheduled for Friday starting at 4:30 p.m. between Shady Spring and the winner of game one. Game three will feature the losers from the first two games in the double-elimination playoff format.

n Independence athletic director Rick Vass said that games played at Joseph H. Goddard Field will continue as planned, just on a day's delay. That means Liberty vs. Summers County will play at 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by Independence vs. the winner at 7 p.m. If Independence loses, the third game will be played at noon on Friday. If they win, it will be a 4:30 p.m. start. The Independence vs. Westside girls softball regional will continue as planned.

n Greenbrier East and Princeton will now play a doubleheader at H. P. Hunnicutt Field today at 5 p.m. with the second game immediately following. If necessary, a third game will be played on Friday in Fairlea.

n The battle for Wyoming County baseball supremacy will begin tonight in Clear Fork at 6 p.m. with game two being played at 6 p.m. on Friday. If necessary, game three will be played on Saturday.

n Bluefield and PikeView will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at Bowen Field in Bluefield. The winner of that game will take on James Monroe at 7 p.m.

n Valley and Sherman will also play a doubleheader at Sherman High School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the second game following 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

As of press time, all other games are following their original plan, just on a three-day delay. Fans probably shouldn’t get too comfortable with the current schedule. The National Weather Service is calling for a 70 percent chance of rain on Friday and Saturday.

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