April showers claim Nunez-BRCC twinbill Saturday
BATON ROUGE – Saturday’s doubleheader between Nunez Community College and Baton Rouge Community College at Pete Goldsby Field has been cancelled due to wet grounds. The games will not be rescheduled, which brings each team’s regular season to an end.
Game 1 was started at 1PM and the teams were able to get in 2-and-a-half innings before a light, persistent rain made the infield too slippery to continue, and the game was suspended at 1:40 pm with the Bears about to come to bat with the score tied 0-0.
At 2:35 pm, the rain stopped and the teams prepared to resume play as the infield was being worked by the Baton Rouge grounds crew. However, with the threat of more rain forecast, and after a 1 hour, 35 minute rain delay, and the game was finally called at 3:15 pm after the umpires inspected the field and deemed it unplayable for the rest of the afternoon.
Nunez starting pitcher Landon Cortez pitched 2 innings with no runs allowed on 2 hits, with no walks and 2 strikeouts. BRCC’s Ethan Prescott, who pitched a complete game allowing just a sole unearned run in a 1-0 loss to the Pelicans back on April 8 in Chalmette, completed 3 innings allowing no runs or hits, with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Because the teams did not complete 5 innings needed for an official game, the game’s records will not count in the official team statistics. With next weekend’s conference tournament seedings already decided, the games will not be made up.
Nunez – 000 xxx x – 0 0 0
BRCC – 00x xxx x – 0 2 0
Game called in 3rd inning, wet grounds
Game statistics not official
Cortez and Rohlfs.
Prescott and Long.
NEXT UP – CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
The NJCAA Division I Region 23 conference tournament will begin this Friday, May 5 at Southeastern University’s Alumni Field in Hammond, with the Pels serving as the host school.
The double-elimination playoff will begin with a 3-team round-robin. No. 2-seed Nunez and 3-seed BRCC will open the action at 12 Noon. BRCC and top-seed Delgado then will play at 3PM, with Nunez and Delgado finishing it up at 6PM.
If all 3 teams survive Friday with one loss each, the Dolphins, as the regular-season champion and top seed, will receive a second-round bye and Nunez and BRCC will rematch Saturday at 1PM, with the winner playing Delgado on Sunday at 1PM for the championship.
If one team loses twice on Friday, the remaining two teams will play Saturday in the second game of a best-of-3. A third “if necessary” game would be on Sunday.
Next weekend’s winner will advance to the NJCAA South Central Regional May 18-20 in Missouri against the Regions 2 (Oklahoma) and 16 (Missouri) champions.
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