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Skies open; game called in third

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By Steve Jarboe

 Following a busy week-end tournament that saw the Lady Red Devils win three of four games, they were back in action March 29, hosting the 4A North Marion Lady Colts.
The skies were seriously gray and overcast, and the rain was certain to come. It was just a matter of when.
A softball game in order to be an official game must complete at least five innings. Tonight this game failed to make it past the third inning before the lightning came and the sky opened.
Previously, the Red Devil junior varsity had stopped the junior varsity Lady Colts 8-2 with Sarah Domenico on the mound.
As the varsity game got under way Lady Devil pitcher Tori Stamper, picked up her second and third strike out to again shot out the Lady Colts in the top of the third inning. The Lady Devils went to work in the bottom of the third inning.
With two outs, Angie Wilcox took ball four followed by a single by Dayna Hunn.  Kaitlyn Bannon was then hit by a pitch loading the bases for the Lady Devils. Jasilyn Williams then hit a two strike line drive single up the middle scoring Wilcox and Hunn for a 2-0 Lady Devil lead. The homeplate umpire then stopped play sending the players to their dugouts as several lightning bolts ripped through the sky and the began to fall also.
The game was halted, but not over. As soon as the two teams can get an agreeable date for both teams the game will be continued. The game will pick up in the bottom of the third inning with runners on first and third base, two outs and Tori Stamper coming to bat for the Lady Devils.