Would the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association mind if teams played Whiffleball to settle district baseball championships?
Probably not, but persistent rain has wreaked all sorts of havoc on the Class 2A districts at Commerce and Fairland.
“I told some of them that we could have a mean game of Whiffleball in the gym,” Wyandotte coach Kyle Baldridge said.
“I’m thinking we may have to go to Houston and play in the Astrodome,” Commerce coach Clint Kissee said.
“Probably Monday or Tuesday will be our first chance, and the weather isn’t looking very good for then, even,” Kissee said.
The chance of rain drops to 40 percent today, with additional amounts totaling between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.
Conditions improve Monday, with mostly sunny skies.
Fairland was to have hosted Wyandotte in the District 31 tournament, but the site switched to Wyandotte on Friday because the Bears have an infield tarp and the field at FHS was unplayable.
But a downpour Friday afternoon forced a second postponement.
The teams hoped to be able to play Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m., but that fell through with additional rainfall Saturday morning that left the outfield a swamp.
“I was talking to them (the Oklahoma Secondary Activities Association) yesterday and Sheakley (interim executive secretary Ed Sheakley) said ‘you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, but regionals have to start on Thursday.’”
Rain forced a postponement of Saturday’s schedule in the NJCAA Region II softball tournament in Oklahoma City.
The tournament, at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, now will wrap up on Monday.
Water from Tar Creek covered the football practice field, Homa Thomas Field, the NEO softball field and the auxiliary soccer field on the far east side of the college campus.
It’s expected that Tuesday night’s Blue-Gold scrimmage in Robertson Field, which wraps up spring drills for the Norsemen, will go without a hitch.
Jim Ellis, 542-5533, ext. 3052