Rain, as per usual, is about to mess with the spring sports postseason.
Baseball's regionals in classes 1A, 3A, 4A and 5A are slated to start on Saturday, and some districts in 2A will also be in action. The only problem is that Saturday's forecast is also calling for a high chance of rain in most parts of the state. In addition, rain is forecast overnight on Friday, meaning fields may already be wet before Saturday's moisture arrives.
As such, should any regionals or districts not be able to complete play on Saturday, games will be played on the first available date. That includes Sunday as an option, according to CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann.
"Should weather postpone us, the host schools will have the latitude to meet the needs of the schools involved in the tournament," said Borgmann, who administers baseball. "That includes Sunday and Monday as an option, and adjusting the recommended time schedule."
Borgmann added that the daily pitch count rules remain in effect, regardless of when the regionals or districts are played.
Any changes to the dates of play will be updated on the brackets on CHSAANow once known.
The 3A, 4A and 5A regional baseball brackets will be seeded and released on Wednesday. 1A's regional/state bracket was posted on Monday.
The 1A state baseball championship is scheduled for May 17, while the state tournaments are scheduled to begin on May 18 in 3A, 4A and 5A. The 2A regionals are May 18-19.