Rain fell hard enough this morning to postpone the opening game of the World Cup of Softball from 11:30am to 6:00pm.
The ASA softball grounds crew put tarp down the night before but the rain was relentless through the original scheduled starting time for the Dominican Republic versus Japan game. A world-class facility, the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium boasts an efficient drainage system that allows the playing field to recover quickly from inclement weather.
The schedule originally divided today's games into two separate sessions, each consisting of two games. Due to the weather, the first session is to be played simultaneously as the second session on an alternate field.
The weather is now setting a scene for a pleasant evening of top-notch softball and fans are beginning to file in. I'm expecting the crowd to be unaffected by the delay and am looking forward to an electric night of competition.