Storm washes out RailCats series finale with Quebec
By LaMond Pope 713-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org June 12, 2013 10:12PM
Updated: July 15, 2013 7:36PM
GARY — The rain came. And the teams waited.
The thunder came. And the teams waited.
The hail warnings came. And, well you know.
Poor weather delayed Wednesday’s RailCats’ game against Quebec at U.S. Steel Yard for nearly two hours before it was eventually called.
“(League officials and the umpires) decided that 10:30 was as late as they would start a game. I think it became evident, there was a little more rain on the way, and that was the tough thing,” RailCats manager Greg Tagert said.
This was the only three-game series scheduled between the teams this year, so both sides waited it out as long as possible to try to get the game in. The RailCats won the first game of the series 5-1 on Monday, but dropped Tuesday’s game 3-1.
“As much as we’ve had our struggles the last week while at home and this homestand will end on a disappointing note, 1-4, at least I saw a club that is about as disappointed as you will see 9:30 at night not starting a game. They were ready to go,” Tagert said.
“That’s a good sign for the manager when you have a team — I’ve always said that if you have a team that is rooting for a rainout, you know you are in trouble. We had just the opposite. Everybody was in their uniforms and ready to play.”