Delone Catholic softball takes early lead before deluge halts PIAA opener
Mother Nature threw Delone Catholic a curveball on Monday afternoon.
Because of heavy rains in the York area, the Squirettes' PIAA softball tournament first-round game against Philadelphia Academy Charter was suspended in the top of the second inning.
The game will resume at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at York College with Delone leading, 4-0.
After the Chargers' leadoff hitter reached on an infield single and advanced on a throwing error, Cassie Rickrode induced three straight outs, stranding the runner at third.
The Squirettes scored three runs on back-to-back doubles by Rickrode and MiKayla McCleaf in the bottom of the first, then Karley Coleman drove in a run with a single, making it 4-0.
The Chargers, who made the 230-mile round-trip trek will have to do it all over again Tuesday.
"It's more frustrating for them (Chargers)," said Delone Catholic manager Don Smith, who added he was surprised that the game got started at all after heavy rains hit York County earlier in the afternoon. "They've got a three-hour drive."