MARSHALL - Heavy rains were the cause of baseball cancellations in the area and across most of the state this weekend.
The A's traveled to the Tigertown Classic in Belle Plaine on Friday, where they got the opening round game in Belle Plaine.
The rain came on Saturady and cancelled the rest of the tournament.
Photo by David Merrill
Pictured above is the bullpen area outside Richter Field in Granite Falls.That is just some of the water that was pumped off the field after rainstorms scattered the area
Marshall manager Matt Suby, while frustrated, knew there wasn't much the team could do.
"It was good that we got one game in," Suby said. "We were hoping that we would get to at least play Sunday, but it was just too soaked. Mother Nature comes when she wants."
Suby has a self-imposed label as a "rainmaker" of sorts, dating back to his playing days.
He's had most of the trouble at tournaments.
"I kind of blamed myself," Suby joked. "There were a lot of tournaments I was at a player where the rain would come. It's just one of those things that happens in summer baseball."
The A's plan to take a couple days off and rest before their game on Wednesday against the Sacred Heart Saints.
The rainstorms also cancelled action for area teams Hadley, Lamberton, Milroy Irish, Milroy Yankees and Tracy.
Though Legion Field appeared to be drained as of Sunday night, Suby mentioned the field having standing water during the day Sunday.
Granite Falls also had to pump their field on Sunday.