Weather hampers baseball playoffs

Published 5:30 pm Friday, April 17, 2015

As has been the case all season long, inclement weather has taken a toll on local high school baseball teams’ games. This time, postseason games have fallen victim to rainy conditions. 

With steady rain moving into the area on Friday, several games originally scheduled for Friday were postponed until later in the weekend.

Here is a breakdown of each local playoff team’s tentative weather schedule:


The Red Devil squads open with each other at Verbena, and the first game of the series was set for 1 p.m. on Friday, with the second game of the series to follow, and the if-neccesary third game scheduled for Saturday at 1.

With the rain washing out the Friday contest, the series is now tentatively set to start at 2 p.m on Saturday.


The Bears play host to Loachapoka and were supposed to open at 2 p.m. on Friday. Rain moved the opener back to 1 p.m. on Saturday.


The Rebels’ game with Ranburne was scheduled for 1 p.m on Friday, but despite a valiant effort to get the field ready, the contest was postponed to Saturday at 2 p.m.


The Panthers host Central-Clay County, but the game scheduled for 4:30 on Friday has been canceled.

The games will be moved to 3 p.m and 5 p.m on Monday.

Check back with for updates.


The Tigers ‘ contest with Stanhope Elmore was moved back to Saturday at 11 a.m.


As seen throughout the year, not even the best baseball squad has a chance against weather’s offensive attack.

According to the National Weather Service, the Saturday forecast for Chilton County predicts a 50-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. The high will be around 77 degrees, with a 100-percent chance of rain forecasted for Saturday night.

The rain chances taper off over the weekend, with a 70-percent chance listed for Sunday, 50-percent listed for Sunday night and 30-percent for Monday.