It was to be a varsity doubleheader when the Pella Christian Eagles visited Oskaloosa Wednesday night for a Little Hawkeye Conference tussle.
Game one began with storm clouds beginning to stir in the west and by the middle of the sixth inning, daggers of lightning chased fans to their vehicles and players to the dugouts. An attempt was made to wait out the lightning delay, but then torrents of rain brought the games to an end.
Game one will go in the books as an 8-1 Oskaloosa win in five innings.
With tournaments looming, the second game will not be made up.
Pella Christian’s Cheyenne Collins sailed through the first inning un scored on, but the second inning was a problem. After a base hit by Sofia Dykstra, a throwing error opened the flood gate. Three more hits and a walk gave the Indians a 5-0 lead.
The Eagles would get their only run in the fourth inning when Chloe Morgan beat out a bunt single, went to second on an error and scored on an error.
PC would threaten in the fifth when Emri Agre led off with a double in the left-center gap. But she was stranded by two strikeouts and a ground out.