Cindy affects softball, baseball tournament schedules
Tropical Storm Cindy again disrupted local youth softball and baseball tournaments Thursday, pushing the start of the Babe Ruth S t a t e S o f t b a l l Tournament back four hours and postponing the Dixie Youth District 3 AA Tournament a day.
While play already had been affected at the Babe Ruth State Tournament, with pool games Wednesday cancelled and bracket play scheduled to start Thursday at noon, weather permitting, the weather didn’t allow games to begin until 4 p.m. Babe Ruth State Softball Commissioner Brien Laurent said Thursday that about three games would be played on each field and then bracket play would resume Friday morning, and the tournament would go as long as it could to try to catch up its schedule, weather permitting.
While time limits on games have not been adjusted, Laurent expected the tournament to extend to Sunday due to the possibility of rain.
Action is being played in 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U age groups.
Ages 8U-12U each have their own fields, while ages 14U and 18U, which have smaller tournament fields, are sharing a field.
Locally, the Patterson 8U All-Stars fell to East Feliciana Thursday and will play at 12:30 p.m. Friday in an elimination game against Iberville.
In 10U action, Patterson received a first-round bye and will play Iberville at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Iberville advanced after defeating West Feliciana in first-round action.
In 12U action, Patterson has two all-star teams. The Patterson Red squad advanced to the second round after defeating St. Charles in first-round action. Patterson will face Jefferson Parish Recreation Department East at 11:30 a.m. Friday. The Patterson Black 12U squad played its tournament opener Friday at 9:30 a.m. against Jefferson Parish Recreation Department West. Meanwhile in Morgan City at Complex Park, the Dixie Youth District 3 AA baseball tournament will begin Friday after being postponed the first two days of action.
The tournament field features Morgan City, St. Mary Central (Berwick and Bayou Vista), Patterson, Franklin and Thibodaux.
Due to the postponed start, the tournament now will conclude Monday.
Action will begin Friday with Morgan City facing Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting St. Mary Central at 6:45 p.m.
Play will continue S a t u r d a y w h e n T h i b o d a u x a n d Patterson play at 10 a.m., followed by Morgan City and Franklin at 11:30 a.m. St. Mary Central and Thibodaux will meet at 1 p.m. and Franklin and Patterson will conclude the day with a 2:30 p.m. contest.
Sunday, St. Mary Central and Morgan City will play at 10 a.m. and Thibodaux and Franklin will follow with an 11:30 a.m. contest.
The tournament will conclude Monday with Patterson meeting Morgan City at 5:30 p.m. and St. Mary Central facing Franklin at 6:45 p.m.