Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day.
That was the chant the Polar Bear baseball team was saying as it overcame a four-run deficit to tie the game against Bridgeport on Tuesday evening, 4-4.
Then the lightning would strike, causing at first a 30-minute delay and then halting the game.
Although the game was called due to heavy amounts of rain and lightning, the game will be finished at a later date.
“We have no idea when we’re going to make this game up, but they have to come here,” Fairmont Senior’s head coach Steve Naternicola said. “We only play them once, and that’s going to be here.”
Fairmont Senior’s rally began in the third inning with Bailey Mohr leadoff single. Matt Robbins walked and Fletcher DeVaul would do the same.
With the bases juiced and one out, it was time for the Polar Bear’s third hitter to take the plate.
The third hitter, who is hotter than a Yann dog? Well, it’s FSHS’s clutch hitter in Austin Norman.
Norman came to the plate with one thing on his mind — to get the ball in the air to complete a sacrifice fly.
“The bases were loaded and there was one out and I knew I had to put the ball in play somehow,” Norman said. “I wanted to hit a fly ball, so I could get an RBI sacrifice.”
He did more than complete your typical sac-fly. He drilled a line drive in the left-center gap scoring all thee Polar Bear runners.
FSHS was inching closer, now down by just one, 4-3.
Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day.
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