LHSAA select baseball championship tournament schedule changed due to weather
The LHSAA select baseball tournament has changed dates and times of its scheduled games due to weather concerns this weekend.
A lightning delay occurred during the Division V state championship game between Claiborne Christian and Grace Christian on Friday.
Claiborne Christian led 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning when game officials postponed the game due to lightning. It will resume at 2 p.m. Monday according to Claiborne Christian coach Chad Olinde.
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The Division II state baseball championship game between Vandebilt Catholic and University Lab was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Alumni Field in Hammond, according to Vandebilt baseball coach Chad Menard. It was originally scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Friday before weather moved through the Hammond area.
Menard said the Terriers will be ready to play on Sunday.
"We have no problems with adjusting," Menard said. "Our players and parents are resilient and amazing."
The Division IV state championship between Calvary Baptist and Ouachita Christian will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday as scheduled according to Jay Roth, the select school state tournament chairman and Archbishop Rummel athletics director.
Roth said potential bad weather on Saturday afternoon moved two state championship games to Sunday and Monday. The Division I state championship between Catholic-Baton Rouge and John Curtis was moved to 1:30 p.m. Sunday and the Division III final between St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Charles Catholic will be played at 6 p.m. Monday.
“The weather forecast for Saturday is evening rain,” Roth said. “We didn’t want teams coming in town and having weather-related delays again. It was moved to Sunday and Monday because forecast is better.”
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