INDIANAPOLIS — In pursuit of what will be the 27th sectional championship between them, New Palestine and Brebeuf Jesuit have to wait another day to add to their stocked trophy cases.
Inclement weather forced the suspension of play between the Dragons (20-9) and Braves (22-6) – gunning for their 15th and 13th sectional crowns, respectively – in the Class 3A Sectional 26 championship game Monday evening at Bishop Chatard.
The contest resumes at 5 p.m. today with New Palestine (the home team on the scoreboard) leading 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth. The Dragons’ Connor Swain is at the plate with no count and no outs. Nick Butcher is on second base and Cameron Clark on first.
The FieldTurf playing surface at Chatard’s Dave Alexander Field allowed the teams to play through the near-constant rain Monday, save for a six-minute delay in the bottom of the second. However, a lightning sighting necessitated the required 30-minute delay in the home half of the fourth before the line of thunderstorms that made its way through Central Indiana Monday evening proved too much to overcome.