Rain Forces Cancellation of Full CWL Slate

By Jack Coppinger – @JHCoppinger

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. –– Day five of the California Winter League season featured just a single inning of baseball, as the arrival of rain forced the cancellation of both scheduled games.

Monday’s first game of the day began at 12:00 p.m. and featured a matchup of the British Columbia Bombers (1–1) and Palm Springs Chill (2–0).

As the rain began to fall, righthander Myles Richard made the start for the undefeated Chill, recording two strikeouts and allowing a run in the top of the first.

In the bottom half of the inning the Chill offense posted a pair of runs thanks to the excellent speed of Matt LoCoco and Elijah Briseno, and a run scoring single from Tyler Eichorst.

Following the final out of the inning, the umpires conferred with field coordinator Barry Moss and determined that the game should not be continued.

Moss also announced the cancellation of the day’s 2:30 p.m. ballgame between the Hit King Canada A’s soon after.

With sunshine in tomorrow’s forecast, it is expected that all five games slated for Tuesday will be played.

The action will begin on the main diamond inside Palm Springs Stadium at 10:00 a.m. as the Washington Blue Sox take on Hit King, and will continue at 12:30 p.m. with a tilt between the New York Colonials and Oregon Lumberjacks.

On the Auxiliary Field, there will be be three games played beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a matchup between the Alberta Grizzly and the Manitoba North Stars, followed by the Toronto Rush and Coachella Valley Snowbirds at 11:00 a.m, and the Canada A’s and Palm Springs Chill at 1:30 p.m.

Tomorrow is Two-for-Tuesday at Palm Springs Stadium, admission will be two-for-one, and the concession stand will be offering two dollar soft drinks, draft beer, and hot dogs.