Thursday, April 7, 2011

Off to College...Defiance College that is!

Worked behind the plate at Lima Central Catholic last night as they topped Delphos St. Johns 4-2....temperatures started out near 70, but had dropped to the mid 50s by games end...they have not recovered.  41 degrees at the noon hour as I type.

Clouds after some morning fog in the forecast..with rain arriving tonight, and some storms later...tomorrow looks "iffy" with temps in the 50s, then warmer but storm chances for the weekend...it may reach near 80 for Sunday...cooler, but dryer, they say for next week.

So far, despite the cold and wet spring, I have worked 8 of 10 scheduled contests, which is as good as any umpire can expect with March and early April weather being what they are in this part of Ohio.  This afternoon, Garry and I head north to Defiance College to work a game....not a college game, but a Green Meadows Conference opener between Ayresville and Hicksville.  Ayresville's diamond has some grub worm problems...and they have moved much of their early season to DC.  A nice diamond to work in...Garry has the plate for tonight, I'll work the bases for only the 3 time in 4 time in 11 contests.  Tomorrow schedule to be back at LCC working the plate in a non-league game with powerful Coldwater...if in fact we don't get rained out...Saturday a double header at Wayne Trace, as it's varsity hooks up with Lincolnview for a double header.

Frankly I'm looking forward to some spring like conditions and warm weather this weekend...just hoping that the rains are light and gentle.  The forecast is fuzzy, and some sever weather could be heading out way....

On a non related baseball note...The Cincinnati Reds moved to 5 wins with no loses on the young season, and end their home stand this afternoon, as they try to complete a sweep of the Astros and the home stand at 6-0, before moving on to Arizona tomorrow night.

That's the quick one for today....

back later>>>>

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