GLENDALE — While handling the scoreboard responsibilities during a Tri-Cities District 16 Tournament of Champions Major Baseball game at Babe Herman Field on Wednesday night, assistant Administrator Joe Boeke received a phone call from a fellow administrator concerning an uncontrollable situation that occurred at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields.
Just before the top of the sixth inning of a Junior Baseball game between Crescenta Valley Kelly & Small and the Burbank Bulldogs began, Scholl encountered a partially flooded outfield resulting from a water main break. The umpires and teams agreed to suspend the game with Kelly & Small holding a 5-3 lead. In addition, another game in the bracket between Crescenta Valley DCG and Jewel City West Coast that was scheduled to be played following the first game at Scholl was also postponed.
With Scholl no longer an option for hosting the remaining games of the tournament, Boeke began the arduous process of scrambling to find additional fields to complete the remainder of the tournament, which was originally scheduled to finish Sunday.