Baseball: Rain causing issues for playoff spots

Eric Sondheimer
Contact ReporterVarsity Times Insider

The schools that decided to switch their baseball games from Thursday to Wednesday deserve the Dr. George Fischbeck Award for predicting the correct weather forecast.

Schools that still have games scheduled for today or Friday could be in big trouble because of rain, forcing each league to decide which teams qualify for the playoffs and in which order if games cannot be completed.

Leagues have an 8 a.m. Saturday morning deadline to submit their playoff entries, but Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said a message went out to all leagues on Thursday that they could make a decision on Friday if they need to play on Saturday if the game has playoff implications.

Mater Dei and Santa Margarita are competing for third place in the Trinity League. Mater Dei is scheduled to play host to Servite and Santa Margarita hosts JSerra. If the games are not played, Mater Dei has a one-game edge over Santa Margarita and would get third place.

South Hills and Glendora are scheduled to play today for first place in the Palomares League.

In the City Section, wild-card games are scheduled for today. They can be postponed until Saturday if needed or even on Monday.

There's going to be lots of scrambling and somebody might want to bring in the Dodgers or Angels groundskeepers. Or get a good tarp.






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