While Tuesday night’s contest between Deer Creek and Piedmont was the Lady Antlers “Win-Win” game honoring those who have battled and continue to fight cancer, there was only one true victor on the evening.
Just moments into the start of the highly anticipated rematch between these two teams, a thunderous storm ravaged through the Deer Creek softball complex, bringing with it pea sized hail, and enough rain to soak the field, thus making it unplayable for the game. Michelle Brandon, who was the only batter to see the box for either team on the night, had to abruptly leave the box and take shelter in the dugout along with the rest of her Lady Wildcat teammates.
“This kind of situation can really mess with a team,” Piedmont coach Rick Scott said following the cancellation. “Last year it rained in the state finals, and it turned out to be negative for us. It’s really all about how we handle this and come back from it.”
Late Tuesday night, the official word came in that this game will be played next Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Piedmont’s originally scheduled contest against Blackwell will not be played at Lady Wildcat Field on that night. The Lady Wildcats will be back in action this weekend at the Putnam City Original tournament, which will begin on Friday and run through Saturday with all games taking place at the Putnam City Optimist softball facility just off of 50th and council road just across the street from the Bethany High School Field.