HYDE – Rain delayed the DuBois-Clearfield opener in the Jefferson County Legion League Playoffs two times, and lightning prompted the umpires and managers to agree the game should be suspended after four innings Thursday evening.
Legion baseball rules stipulate a 30-minute wait from the last sighting of lightning by an umpire, making it impossible for the teams to complete nine innings.
They will return to the Bison Sports Complex Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Clearfield owns a 3-2 lead after falling behind 2-0 in the second inning.
A walk, Mike Gralla\’s double, Mike Hassan\’s sacrifice fly and Matt McNally\’s single put DuBois in front.
Adam Jury jump-started the Chiefs by ripping a home run to left field leading off the third inning.
James Zimmermann drilled a single past DuBois hurler James Pryde, Jarrin Campman walked and David Welker singled through the left side, Zimmermann scoring when the ball was bobbled in the outfield. Michael Moyer and Chris Barr walked to force in the go-ahead run.
Clearfield pitcher Corey Bookhamer was working on a four-hitter when the game was stopped.