DENVER — Poor weather, which brought rain, hail and lightning, has caused the delay of state tournament games in Class 4A baseball.
The ultimate result is that all games originally scheduled for Saturday will now be played on Monday at the same times and sites.
The first-round game on Friday between Wheat Ridge and Lewis-Palmer at Bishop Machebeuf High School was suspended due to rain and lightning. That game will resume where it left off — in the bottom of the sixth inning with one out, a runner on second and Lewis-Palmer leading 2-1 — at 10:30 a.m. at All-Star Park in Lakewood on Saturday.
Immediately following that game, the winner will play Green Mountain at All-Star Park in a game that was originally scheduled for 3 p.m. on Friday. Green Mountain beat Erie 5-4 in Friday's first round at Machebeuf to advance.
The other half of the 4A bracket — Windsor, Evergreen, Ponderosa and D'Evelyn — is on track to complete play at All-Star Park on Friday.
All games originally set for for Saturday have been moved to Monday. All second-round games need to be completed in order to play consolation bracket and third-round games. Sunday was not an option as neither Machebeuf nor All-Star Park were available.
There will be only two games completed on Saturday in the 4A bracket.
Weather also moves 3A bracket
Poor weather is also dealing some trouble to the 3A bracket.
The Bayfield/University first-round game was suspended with the teams tied in the seventh inning on Friday. They will resume play at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Butch Butler Field.
Immediately following, the winner of that game will play Sterling in a second-round game on Saturday — but then the tournament will delay until Monday.
Concurrent with these changes, the games originally scheduled for Butch Butler on Saturday have been moved to Monday. They will now play at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The 1 p.m. game will be the lone winners' bracket game played Monday.
The consolation bracket games originally scheduled for Frederick High School will now play at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Monday.