Rain, Rain, Go Away Please Let the Kids Play

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
It finally happened, it was a double header fifty feet apart at the Cole Camp High school on Thursday 4-25-19. The Cole Camp Bluebirds played the Lincoln Cardinals and the Lady Bluebirds played the Lady Lincoln Cardinals. Anytime, these two old rivals meet, excitement fills the air. 
The Bluebirds had the bases loaded after a scoreless first frame by Lincoln. Across the way, the Lincoln Lady Cardinals were batting in their half of the second inning with a 5-0 lead over the Lady Bluebirds.
Then, the weatherman threw a curve ball unannounced as a twenty minute shower stopped both games and left both fields, a  complete muddy mess. 
Fans left in a hurry after the games were called and around 50 fans had the same idea as they flooded along with many who didn’t go to the game, forgive the pun, to Estes Drive Inn in Lincoln for their 50th Anniversary Special for 97 cents. The food was great and the service amid the crowded restaurant was excellent. The staff needs to be commended.
Lincoln scored four in the first and one in the second when the rain came.
Cadyn Harms would single to center, Jenna Vandaveer would walk, Haley Ebeling would single to center. Paxton would score and Vandaveer would go to third. Haley Mackey would pop out to first base in foul ground. Vandaveer advanced to third on a passed ball, Ebeling went to second. Paxton grounded out scoring Vandaveer, Ebeling went to third.
Lyndsey Koll would triple on a line drive to right scoring Ebeling. Koll scored on a wild pitch and Chloe Reese grounded out to end the ending.
Cole Camp went down 1-2-3 in their half of the first with Paxton recording two strike outs. Lincoln would score again in the second on doubles by Genesis Smith and Cadyn Paxton. Vandaveer would step in, the thunder roared and the rain started. Fans hid under anything they could find to get out of the rain but soon it was evident that the games would be called and the fans, the players, the coaches and the umpires began to leave.
Districts start for the girls on Monday at Cole Camp while the boys will try to make up their game also on Monday. The girls game apparently went down in the books as a win for Lincoln. The Lincoln victory moved them  to 19-2 on the season
Warsaw also had their game rained out on Tuesday of last week against Sherwood. They moved the game to Sherwood and to next week.