OCEANSIDE – Lightning and rain in Oceanside led officials to suspend a Section 6 All-Star game between the Rancho Buena Vista 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars and Point Loma on Saturday.
The game took the pause tied 6-6 in the top of the 6th inning, and, it will resume Sunday (today) at 1 p.m at Ron Ortega Recreation Park — unless it rains. There’s a 47 percent chance it will.
Photos by Shawn Hobson
“We will play it by ear,” District 70 umpire-in-charge Chris Rutz said. “We will do what Mother Nature dictates to us.”
Point Loma scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie the score. And — according to Little League tournament rules — the game must be played out to the end. It will pick up where it left off; there’s no reverting back to a prior inning.
The winner of the game advances to play Encinitas National on the same field later in the day (3 p.m.). Encinitas will take home the Section 6 banner with a win. If ENLL loses, the two teams will play a final game Monday for the section title. Section 6 (9-10) Bracket
Point Loma 002 022 – 6 5 2
R.B.V.L.L. 122 10? – 6 8 3
Nate Miller, Matthew Bates (4), Christian Hill (6) and Shane Shebest. Jack Becker, Johnny Nuanez (5) and Jared Judd. 2B – Jared Judd (PL). HR – Duke Ekstrom (PL), Jacob Bell (RBV). Note: The game was suspended with two outs and bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning.
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