TROY-Troy and Piqua attempted to play their softball game Friday night but constant rain made the infield a muddy mess and the game was called in the top of the fifth with the score 0-0. The game started under light rain and the infield was a little wet but still playable however the rain never let up and several applications of drying agent around first, short and the pitchers mound let the game go on for another inning.
Before the game, home plate umpire, Jim Brumbaugh, was notified he was being inducted into the Ohio Softball Umpire Hall of Fame after 30 plus years of excellent service and his experience showed off as he was closely monitoring the sky towards the west and the deteriorating infield conditions as the rain never let up. Troy pitcher Lilly James was on the mound in the top of the fifth and appeared to slip in her delivery and hit Piqua batter Regan Toopes and shortly thereafter Brumbaugh and the field umpire called the game. After teams cleared the field, the skies opened up and the infield looked like it was ready for a mud bogging event.
No makeup date has been announced with both teams starting tournament play on Monday, May 9.