Instead of trying to beat the rain, the LHSCA is opting to hold off until it is scheduled to end.
The annual LHSCA All-Star baseball games planned for Friday and Saturday at North Park in Denham Springs have been moved to 3 p.m. Sunday and will instead be played as a doubleheader at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.
“We’ve been watching the forecasts and I’ve been in touch with Mark (Carroll, Denham Springs coach, All-Star host) over the last couple of days,” LHSCA Director Terence Williams said. “Mark has been working the field at North Park. But based on the forecasts for tomorrow and Saturday, we decided to be proactive and make this move.
“Obviously, we’re fortunate to have ULL open their doors to us in such a gracious way. The goal is to make sure the players get the best experience possible and we think this move will help ensure that.”
The games return to UL-Lafayette, which was the original host site in the 1980s. The fact that “The Tigue” has artificial turf also is a plus. The format normally calls for one game on Friday and another on Saturday, but allows for adjustments based on weather.
Williams said there are currently no plans to alter the LHSCA All-Star Softball games set for Friday and Saturday at Louisiana College in Pineville. Williams said rain Friday could force the softball teams to play a doubleheader on Saturday.