Due to the threat of inclement weather all games on Friday of this week’s class 2-1A state baseball championship at the Great Bend Sports Complex have been moved up one hour.
On Thursday the first game will begin at 11:00 AM as scheduled, weather permitting. Games after that will be played in a rolling format. Once a game is completed the field will be prepared, each team will have a maximum 10 minute warm-up on the field and the game will begin. Sites with turf fields that do not need much preparation may allow some additional throwing time for teams prior to beginning infield. Some of these games may start before the published time on the bracket.
On Friday start times for the games will move up one hour from what was published and start at 10:00 AM, weather permitting. Again games will be played in rolling format. Once a game is completed the field will be prepared, each team will have a maximum 10 minute warm-up on the field and the game will begin. If there is impending weather, the championship game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the second semi-final game is complete. The 3rd place game would not be played, teams will both receive 3rd place medals and a trophy.
If games are rained out on Thursday or Friday the KSHSAA will work with the host site to determine alternate dates for games to be played. Saturday would be the first alternate date, with Sunday being the second date. If fields are unplayable games could be pushed back into next week.