Let’s play two on Saturday is the new game plan for Ascension Parish rivals Dutchtown and St. Amant high schools.
The two District 5-5A rivals had the first game of their best-of-three games quarterfinal series postponed by rain before the first pitch was thrown Friday night at SAHS.
“I told our kids the best thing about it was that we didn’t get the game started,” St. Amant coach Troy Templet said. “If we had started, it would have changed the pitching and some other things for both of us.
“The forecast (Saturday) looks a little better and we just have to go for it. Hopefully, we’ll get two games in.”
The fifth-seeded Gators (27-8) will now host the No. 13 Griffins (25-12) at 1 p.m. Saturday. The second game will follow at 4 p.m. The third game, if necessary, would be also at St. Amant at 2 p.m. Sunday.
“The bottom just fell out,” Dutchtown coach Chris Schexnaydre said of the weather. “We were playing pitch and catch and really hadn’t started to warm up yet. Both of us would have had a problem had we warmed up our pitchers.
“Because we played two games on Saturday in tournaments all year this won’t be anything new for either team.”
The Class 3A quarterfinal between fourth-seeded University High and No. 28 Albany has been postponed from Saturday to Sunday, University coach Burke Broussard said.
Albany (17-9) will host the Cubs (24-9) at 3 p.m. Sunday. The teams were originally set for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Live Oak-BMHS postponed
Friday night’s Brother Martin and Live Oak Class 5A quarterfinals baseball playoff game at First NBC Ballpark at the University of New Orleans was postponed because of heavy winds and rain.
The two teams resume the best-of-three series at 10 a.m. Saturday and a second game will follow, about 30 minutes after the first.
A third game, if necessary, will be played Sunday afternoon.
The winner will move on to play the winner of the Jesuit-Alexandria series next Friday in Sulphur.