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Rainout alters softball schedules

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014

Last Wednesday, Lusk got a heavy downpour late in the afternoon and upon seeing the fields in poor condition all games were rescheduled. Fridayís games were played in the heat of summer and all four competitive games showed just how balanced the field is. Deckerís Food Center remains in first place in the rec league with a 25-14 win over Mill Iron 44.

The Rawhide Outlaws swept a doubleheader- first from the league leading Mill Iron 44, followed by a win over the Covered Wagon Thunder. In the first game the Outlaws took advantage of MI44 errors for the 12-7 win. In the second game they held off the Thunder by a 10-6 score. In a makeup doubleheader from June 23 the CW Lightning and Rusty Razor met for a pair. The Razor won 12-11 in the bottom of the seventh in the first game while the Lightning came back to win the nightcap 16-5.

On Monday night the rec league had 3 Sisters playing a doubleheader. In the first game they lost to Mill Iron 44 by a 15-7 score before regrouping to beat the Undergrounders 12-3.

MI44 dropped their second game in a row in the competitive league to the Lightning 12-11. The teams are now tied for first with two games to play. The Rusty Razor games with the Outlaws and MI44 were unable to be played, and are attempting to be rescheduled.

Wednesdays games included Deckers playing a doubleheader against the Undergrounders (6 p.m.) and 3 Sisters (7:30).

Games for July 28 include the Mill Iron 44 rec team playing a doubleheader. First is a game at the Undergrounders (6), followed by a home game vs 3 Sisters (7:30).

The competitive league has five games that remain to be played and coaches are trying to fit them in on July 28 or 30: Rusty at Rawhide, Mill Iron at Rusty, Mill Iron at Thunder, Rawhide at Lightning, Lightning at Thunder.

The end of season tournaments will be held Aug. 4 (prelims), 8 (semi-finals) and 11 (championships).

Standings as of July 21, 2014 W L

Recreation League:

Deckerís Food Center 8 1

3 Sisters 6 3

Mill Iron 44 6 3

Undergrounders 3 7

Competitive League:

Mill Iron 44 7 3

Covered Wagon Lightning 7 3

Rawhide Outlaws 5 5

Rusty Razor 4 6

Covered Wagon Thunder 2 8

For the complete article see the 07-23-2014 issue.

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