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:
Game 1 – Ooltewah vs. Cleveland, 4 p.m.
Game 2 – Soddy-Daisy vs. Walker Valley, 7 p.m.
Game 3 – Bradley Central vs. McMinn County, 5 p.m.
Game 4 – East Hamilton vs. Ooltewah/Cleveland winner, 8 p.m.
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.
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.
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