Class ‘A’ softball site still unknown

Posted June 21, 2009, at 9:24 p.m.

The Skowhegan High School Indians and Scarborough Red Storm will meet for the State Class A softball championship today.

But that was about the only thing that was known Sunday night.

The time and place was still being decided and Jeff Sturgis, the assistant executive director of the Maine Principals Association, said he wouldn’t issue a press release until this morning.

The game between the teams with identical 18-1 records had been scheduled to be played at the Cony High School field in Augusta on Saturday.

But wet field conditions forced it to be postponed.

Skowhegan athletic director Terry Michaud said he was told that it will be played either at Cony, Brewer’s Coffin Field or St. Joseph’s College in Standish.

If it is played in Brewer, it would have to be a night game because the state Class C championship game between 17-0 Calais and 16-1 Telstar of Bethel is scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. at Coffin Field.

“I got the impression the [MPA softball committee] is going to work real hard to keep the game at Cony,” said Michaud. “They’re going to do everything they can to make that happen.”

Michaud admitted he is “frustrated” by the situation but he understands the MPA is handcuffed by the predicament created by the rainy weather.

“My biggest concern is the kids’ parents,” said Michaud. “They have jobs and not knowing [where and when it will be played] until the day of the game [will make it difficult on them]. Those kinds of things are problematical for our fans.”

He also wished the MPA had predetermined an alternative site on Saturday so they could have played.

All four of the state baseball championship games and two of the four state softball games were played Saturday.

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