Monday, March 29, 2010
Alta lost to Lone Peak in a snow flurry on Friday. They have a another game set for Tuesday at Alta. It is supposed to rain. It will be interesting to see how much different snow and rain make the game.
There was one pop-up in the infield by Lone Peak which went "major league" height - nearly out of sight. In the snow, the Alta shortstop called for the ball, backing off the second-baseman. As the ball descended, the wind and snow pushed it and the shortstop drifted with the ball. By the time it came down, the shortstop had moved within twenty feet of first base. He actually missed the catch. Between the snow and wind the play was anything but routine.
Both teams played in the same conditions. So there's no excuses for the outcome. But I have to admit, I was grateful when it ended (despite the loss) because the weather made watching it so unpleasant.
I'm hoping the rain-play on Tuesday will be more tolerable to sit through.
Thankfully, state playoffs are generally played in warm, dry weather; and when you get far enough along, also on a neutral field.