Weather forces postponement of ‘B’ softball, ‘D’ baseball regionals

Posted June 14, 2011, at 6:16 p.m.
Last modified June 14, 2011, at 10:24 p.m.
Bucksport pitcher Evan Eldridge grabs a ground ball from in front of the mound in the first inning of their game against Waterville in the Eastern Maine Class B final Tuesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Waterville won 10-0 in five innings.
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Bucksport pitcher Evan Eldridge grabs a ground ball from in front of the mound in the first inning of their game against Waterville in the Eastern Maine Class B final Tuesday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Waterville won 10-0 in five innings.
Mansfield Stadium groundskeeper Dana Leland rakes while Patrick Taylor pours more drying agent onto the area around first base as Bucksport first baseman Shawn Smith warms up his infielders during the third inning of the Eastern Maine Class B final Tuesday against Waterville. Waterville won the game 10-0 in five innings, but the Class D regional scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday was postponed to Wednesday at 3 p.m. due to rain.
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Mansfield Stadium groundskeeper Dana Leland rakes while Patrick Taylor pours more drying agent onto the area around first base as Bucksport first baseman Shawn Smith warms up his infielders during the third inning of the Eastern Maine Class B final Tuesday against Waterville. Waterville won the game 10-0 in five innings, but the Class D regional scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday was postponed to Wednesday at 3 p.m. due to rain.

Even though it was raining steadily at Coffin Field in Brewer on Tuesday afternoon, Deer Isle-Stonington and Ashland were able to complete their Eastern Maine Class D softball championship game. The Mariners earned a 28-2 victory in 4 1/2 innings.

However, the wet field conditions and continuing rain forced the postponement of Tuesday night’s Class B softball final between Bucksport and Caribou to Wednesday at 3 p.m.

The same situation occurred at the EM baseball regionals at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. The Class B final was completed with Waterville beating Bucksport 10-0, but the Class D title game pitting Katahdin of Stacyville vs. Bangor Christian was postponed to Wednesday at 3 p.m.

At Coffin Field, puddles had formed in the infield late in Tuesday’s Class D final. Since the field would have taken too long to be prepared for game two and the rain continued, Brewer athletic administrator Dennis Kiah and Jeff Sturgis of the Maine Principals’ Association made the decision to move the Class B contest to Wednesday.

Wednesday’s softball schedule is as follows: Caribou and Bucksport will kick off the day at Coffin Field at 3 p.m., while the Class C contest between Dexter and Central of Corinth will start at 7 p.m., as originally scheduled. The Class A game featuring Brewer and Messalonskee of Oakland is slated for a 7 p.m. first pitch at Cony High in Augusta.

Wednesday’s championship slate in baseball will also feature three games, with the Class C regional between Foxcroft Academy and Calais getting under way at 7 p.m. at Mansfield, while Bangor and Lewiston will battle for the Class A title at Morton Field in Augusta at 5 p.m. The Class D final features Katahdin and Bangor Christian at 3 p.m. also at Mansfield.

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