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story.lead_photo.caption Graham Thomas/Herald-Leader Storms Orthodontics players Elijah Coffey, left, and Baron Meek celebrate after Coffey scored a run in the first inning of Monday's game. The game was called off after the first inning because of a heavy rainstorm.

Storms Orthodontics American Legion Post 29 was ready to play a baseball game Monday night, but mother nature had other plans.

A heavy 15-minute downpour left standing water on the infield and at home plate at James Butts Baseball Complex, and Storms' doubleheader against Harrison Ramsey was called after just one inning played.

The game was the last scheduled home game of the summer.

"This is dumb luck I guess for this cloud to kind of come out of nowhere and hit us pretty hard," said Storms coach Alan Hardcastle. "I mean it rained hard for a good 10 minutes. Unfortunately, we need to get a game in. We've got a couple of more games before we play the state tournament at the end of the month in Harrison, so it would have been nice to get this one in."

The game ended after the top of the first inning with Storms leading Harrison 3-2.

Harrison scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning off Storms starter Landon Ellis, but Siloam Springs came back and got three runs of its own.

Elijah Coffey hit a double to right-center field and he scored on a double down the left field line by Isaac Price. Chance Junkermann doubled in Price to tie the game 2-2.

Junkermann scored when Chance Hilburn reached on an error and rain began to fall. By the time the inning ended it was a downpour.

Storms is scheduled to play at Harrison on Saturday. Hardcastle said both teams are going to try and reschedule Monday's rainout.

"We're going to try and reschedule here," Hardcastle said. "(The Harrison coach) said he didn't mind coming back any time."

Sports on 07/11/2018

Print Headline: Storms washed out by rain

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