Nowhere To Play: SSHS softball, baseball games postponed because of weather

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, News-Telegram Sports Editor

April 4, 2008 - Sulphur Springs athletes are experiencing another "all dressed up and nowhere to go" evening.

The SSHS softball game against Texas High scheduled for today has been postponed and the baseball game is expected to take the same action after lunch.

SSHS head softball coach David Carrillo said today's game against T-High has been postponed until 6 p.m. Monday at Lady Cat Park. The Lady Cats are in second place with a 5-1 record in District 11-4A, while Texas High is tied with Lindale for third at 3-3.

A victory over Texas High would secure a playoff spot for Sulphur Springs, giving them a three-game lead and the head-to-head tie-breaker over T-High with three games to play. Even in the event of a three-way tie for second - which is what happened last year - the Lady Cats would own the tie-breaker in that scenario also with a victory on Monday.

Carrillo also said the junior varsity district tournament, which was postponed once due to weather, has now been canceled. Sulphur Springs, Lindale and Paris all tied for the 11-4A championship with 4-1 records.

In baseball, Sulphur Springs and Texas High are both tied with 3-0 district marks. They are scheduled to face off at 7 p.m. today at Eagle Stadium for the district lead, but that game will likely be postponed after lunch, according to SSHS head coach Jerrod Hammack.

He said he will evaluate the field at lunch, and the game will probably be rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday.

Coaches are trying to work around a very crowded week starting Monday. Next week, the district golf tournament concludes on Monday at Hide-A-Way Lake, the district track and field meet is set for all-day Monday and Wednesday afternoon at Mount Pleasant, there are softball and baseball games already scheduled for Tuesday, and the district tennis tournament will be underway Tuesday and Wednesday at Lindale.

In addition, there is a 50 percent chance of more rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, which could complicate matters even further since the UIL has set Wednesday as the certification deadline for tennis, track and golf.

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