HILLIARD — The Utica Redskins had all the pieces in place. Their best pitcher on the mound. Their best hitters energized and ready to go. The entire team well-rested after an eight-day layoff.
Perhaps, eight days were too many.
The Redskins came out flat in Friday’s district semifinal, striking out 11 times in their loss to Bloom-Carroll, 3-0, at Hilliard Davidson High School.
The game had been pushed back three times. Utica’s last game had been the previous Thursday, a home game in sectionals against an overmatched West Jefferson team. But rain on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday forced postponements.