Comets and Ridgewood rescheduled for Sunday thanks to bad weather

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Rain ends game in bottom of first inning


Sports Editor

LAPLACE-Fans of high school baseball in South Louisiana say they can tell you when it is time for a new season of prep baseball to begin.


Just look outside at the weather; it has to be cold and raining.

Bad weather ended any chance of St. Charles Catholic and Ridgewood playing a complete game Thursday afternoon at St. Charles Catholic. The game was called in the bottom of the first inning and the two teams will try to play again on Sunday afternoon.

Filling in for Head Coach Paul Waguespack who is still fulfilling his responsibilities to the St. Charles Catholic district champion boy’s basketball squad, assistant coach Ty Monica said he was disappointed that they were not able to get a game in on Thursday afternoon.

“It was just really bad weather out here,” Monica said Thursday afternoon. “We are going to see if we can try and play again on Sunday.”

Monica said that he was disappointed that his team could not get some early work against a quality opponent in.

“Absolutely,” Monica said. “We are just trying to beat that bad weather and we were not able to do that. We had been watching the front that was coming through all day and we thought we were going to be able to squeeze it in, but obviously that could not happen.”

Monica said the 2005 Comets are very young.

“Right now we are a very young team,” Monica said. “We are starting two freshmen in the outfield and a sophomore on the infield.

“We have three guys still involved with the basketball team who just made the playoffs so we are going to be waiting on them and we can’t wait to get them back. Add to that fact we have to guys who were big contributors to our success last season who are out right now with injuries.”

As with any team, Monica said the Comets will only go as far as their pitching staff.

“We have a solid four-man staff,” Monica said. “Three of those guys pitched for us during the summer and pitched a bunch for us last year.

“We are expecting them to step up in key situations. They often get the job done and we feel comfortable with any of them.”