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Rains continue to wreak havoc on schedule

May 13, 1998

Question: When's a businessperson's special not a businessperson's special?

Answer: When it rains like it has in Hagerstown for the last week.

After six straight days of rain, including Tuesday's persistent showers, the Hagerstown Suns were forced to turn today's noon matinee with the Cape Fear Crocs into a twinight doubleheader, beginning at 6:05 p.m.

Today's scheduled 12:05 p.m. start went down the drain to give the Suns grounds crew as much time as possible to get the Municipal Stadium field in shape after the excessive rain.

It was the second straight rainout for the Suns and fourth in the last six days. During its current 10-game homestand, one game against Delmarva was suspended and will be played on Thursday as part of a doubleheader when the Suns travel to meet the Shorebirds.

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Hagerstown played a doubleheader with Charleston (W.Va.) on Saturday to make up for Friday's postponement and will play Monday's washout as part of a twinbill on June 8 when the Alley Cats return to town.

After tonight's doubleheader, the Suns leave on a 12-day road trip to Delmarva, Charleston (S.C.) and Cape Fear.

The rain also knocked out the high school baseball and softball playoffs once again.

Boonsboro will resume its suspended games with Middletown this afternoon at 4:45. The Knights lead the baseball game 3-2 through 3 1/2 innings. The softball game is tied at 2-2 after seven innings.

Williamsport's baseball team hosts Northern Garrett today at 4, while Hancock's softball team travels to Northern.

Southern Garrett and Westmar will complete a suspended softball game at Clear Spring. The Blazers will face the winner afterward.

A Thursday doubleheader is in the works for South Hagerstown, Smithsburg and Flintstone. Smithsburg and South will play at 1, with the winners then facing Flintstone. The games will likely be played at South.

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