FREDERICKTOWN — Wednesday’s face-off between a pair of baseball divisional rivals got cut short by the storms that rolled through the area.
Perhaps, for the 13-under Mount Vernon Black Sox of the Central Ohio Youth Baseball League, the deluge came too late.
After giving up the first four runs of the game, the Sox went on to lose to the visiting Mid-Ohio Diamond Dawgs of Savannah, 7-2, at Fredericktown’s Dana Field, which the team has dubbed “Black Sox Field”. The only solace for the Black Sox is that this five-inning game will not count in the standings.
The two teams split a divisional doubleheader back in April. Wednesday’s game was treated more like an exhibition.
“Yeah, they (the Diamond Dawgs) hit the ball extremely well,” said Black Sox coach Steve Franko. “They have a solid club with a good pitcher on the mound.”
But the Diamond Dawgs are not just any team. The Black Sox are fighting with the Dawgs for first place in the American Scarlet Division of the COYBL, where both have a single division loss this season. Wednesday’s game provided a challenge for the Black Sox to help them prepare for their final tournament of the season, to be held at Berliner Park on July 5-7.
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