District 5-AAA Baseball Tourney Postponed By Morning Rain

Action Starts Thursday; Schedule Now Includes 3 Sunday Games

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - by Larry Fleming

Ooltewah baseball coach Brian Hitchcox says the District 5-AAA baseball tournament, scheduled to start Wednesday at the Owls’ A.C. “Bud” Ball Field has been postponed due to morning rain.

“We’ve just got 30 minutes of steady rain and the outfield is soup,” Hitchcox said in a text message.

The new first-round schedule now looks like this:

Thursday

Game 1 – Ooltewah vs. Cleveland, 4 p.m.

Game 2 – Soddy-Daisy vs. Walker Valley, 7 p.m.

Friday

Game 3 – Bradley Central vs. McMinn County, 5 p.m.

Game 4 – East Hamilton vs. Ooltewah/Cleveland winner, 8 p.m.

Saturday

Game 5 – Soddy-Daisy/Walker Valley winner vs. Bradley/McMinn winner, 5 p.m.

Game 6 – Soddy-Daisy/Walker Valley loser vs. Bradley/McMinn loser, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 5, 1 p.m.

Loser Game 4 vs. winner Game 6, 4 p.m.

Winner Game 4 vs. winner Game 5, 7 p.m.

After Friday, Saturday and Sunday games, barring more inclement weather, Hitchcox said the tournament will be “back on track.”

Single games in the loser’s bracket will be played Monday and Tuesday and the championship game is slated for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, with an “if necessary” game to follow.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @larryfleming44)

 

 


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