Monday, June 15, 2009

All Monday action rained out

Sikeston has struck out on two attempts to host the Bobcats this season, with the second rainout in less than two weeks postponing Marion's Monday's 120-mile trip to VFW Memorial Stadium.
In fact, all KIT League games slated for Monday were postponed due to rain and poor field conditions. Because Marion's two-game series with Sikeston was home-and-away, Tuesday's game at Gordon B. Guess Field will be played as scheduled, with a 7:05 p.m., first pitch. However, a make-up date for Monday's rainout at Sikeston has yet to be scheduled.  A June 4 rainout between the two clubs has already been slated for July 26 – the last day before the playoffs begin – only if the outcome could affect playoff seeding.
For other KIT League clubs, Tuesday will be a day befitting Ernie Banks. All teams will complete their two-game series in double-header action. Fulton will begin its two-for at Union City beginning at 5:30 p.m., while Tradewater will host Owensboro for two games beginning at 5 p.m. All double header games are final after seven innings.
So far in 2009, Marion is the only team to escape double-header play.