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MAGNOLIA – The Division II East 1 district final between 10th seed Indian Creek and 6th seed Cambridge was over before it could even start on Wednesday.
Moments after the original 5pm start time, the game was postponed until today due to bad weather. It will also be at 5 p.m. in Sandy Valley.
“You can’t control the weather, can you?” It affects both sides ”, said veteran Creek coach Mike Cottis. “The kids got bigger and ready to play. We arrived around 3:45 p.m. due to a heavy downpour and assumed there had been no shooting. “
When the game finally begins, it will mark the Redskins’ first final appearance since 2011. Their game plan for Cambridge will remain the same, as it has all season.
“Baseball is always the same – you put the bat on the ball, play good defense and get a good pitch,” Cottis said. “We’ll see who’s going to play the pieces. These guys will be ready (today). “
The bigger question for the Redskins was who would start on the mound? Their ace, Aiden Fernandez, can’t pitch until at least Friday after starting against Philo on Monday in the district semifinals. He struck out 18 and set the program record for strikeouts in a season with 87, passing Paul Yates who went on to play at Youngstown State University.
Creek’s other options are Isaiah Vandine, Hunter Rothacker, and Judge Morris. Vandine got the call and will probably get it again today.
“They’re all usable guys. We trust each one of them, but we just felt like Isaiah gave us the best chance. “ Cottis said. He added that his reasoning for starting Fernandez on Monday was simple.
“You have to survive and move on, so I wasn’t wondering who we were going to throw out there on Monday,” he said. “A lot of people have asked me about this. You can’t roll the dice because if you don’t move people will ask you, “Did you save it for the banquet?” We had to present it.