Weather washes out three Pecos League games
Triggers gather in the outfield, barely visible through the dist blowing in from left. (Photo by Robert Bailey)
By Karen Boehler
Pecos League writer
Wednesday night was not a good night for Pecos League teams, as weather played havoc with the schedule..
Heavy rainstorms in north central New Mexico washed out both the Taos/Las Vegas game and the Santa Fe/Raton matchup.
This Blizzard/Train Robber game will be made up Friday as a doubleheader, while the Raton game is expected to be made up during a future series between the two teams.
Things were even more interesting in Roswell, where the Triggers and Invaders got through two innings — Roswell was leading 1-0 on first-inning singles by Chad Kruse and Ryan Normoyle, a sacrifice bunt by Roger Bernal and a sac fly by Vincent Mejia.
Neither team scored in the bottom of the second, then, just as the Invaders took the field, a huge wind/dust storm blew in from left field, obscuring any chance of seeing the ball.
The officials called a brief delay, then Jason Venya walked and pitcher Kellen Quintana hit a ball high into left that literally got lost in the blowing dust, dropping in for a single.
After that, another delay was announced and eventually both managers and the officials, with approval from commissioner Andrew Dunn, agreed to postpone the game until Thursday at 4 p.m., when the teams will pick up where it left off, then, following the conclusion of Game 1, play a seven-inning second game.
Even the scoreboard is barely visible when a dust storm blew into Joe Bauman Field Wednesday. (Photo by Robert Bailey)
Roswell assistant coach Kevin Dore (left) and pitching coach DAvid Muellee cover up, trying to out-last the dust storm raging all around them. (Photo by Robert Bailey)
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