Heavy rain forces Goshen/Elba softball game to Wednesday

Published 10:25 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Like she has done multiple times this season, Mother Nature reared her ugly head again on Monday evening.

Torrential rains overnight Monday and in to Tuesday morning forced the scheduled Tuesday softball tilt between Elba and Goshen to be pushed back until Wednesday.

Wednesday games are rarities in high school sports, but with area tournaments less than two weeks away, teams are required to get the games in quickly.

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A win over the Lady Tigers on Wednesday, would put Goshen in the driver’s seat to win the area and host the area tournament.

“These girls want to be area champions,” said Goshen head coach Amy Warrick. “They have worked hard, and have put in the work. Things didn’t start well for us, but they have come around and the bats are coming around. We have work to do, but we are close to one of goals: winning the area.”

The Lady Eagles split the season series with Zion Chapel, and already hold victories over Elba and New Brockton.

If Goshen wins out, they will win the area championship. However if Elba wins, the Lady Tigers will have control of their own destiny in terms of wearing the area crown.

Elba, who won the area title in 2013, is 3-1 in area play. The Lady Tigers’ only area loss came at the hands of Goshen last week.

Warrick expects the Lady Eagles to get the best Elba has to offer.

“Elba wants to win the area again,” said Warrick. “We only beat them by one run when we played them before, so we know exactly how good they are. We will have to be on our A game to win it down there. It will be a great game between two good teams, just like all of our games have been.”

The game is set for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch in Elba.