SPARTA — Both the Mid-Ohio Bullets 13U and the Bucyrus Lions played well on Saturday afternoon, but the fans and players of both teams will remember this game for something totally different.
After 5 1/2 innings of perfect weather, rain became the story of the afternoon as the Mid-Ohio Bullets were able to register a 5-4 victory over the Bucyrus Lions in six innings of play at Highland Community Park.
“I am happy with the boys’ progression throughout the year,” Bullets head coach Mike Reid said. “We did make two or three mistakes in the field and two or three mistakes at the plate, but overall I am very, very proud of the team. The boys on the team wanted to join a league where they could challenge themselves on the field. There are still some things we need to work on, but I am very happy with the progression that has been made.”
In what was originally scheduled to be a doubleheader, rain shortened Game 1 and forced the cancellation of Game 2.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, as the game was tied at 4 with one out, the rain started to come down on the field. After 85 minutes had passed, the game resumed. The Bullets were able to score one run after play restarted and with the Lions down to their final three outs, thunder was heard. After some more time elapsed, rain had drenched the field and the game was called.
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