Local college-level, summer-baseball team's scheduled weekend action was rained out. Sedalia due in town tonight to resume interrupted contest

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — The Chillicothe (Mo.) Mudcats college-level, wood-bat summer baseball team hopes to swing back into action at home tonight after both of its games slated for this past weekend – one at home and one at St. Joseph – were rained out.

Saturday’s home game against the Peak Prospects squad from a Des Moines, Iowa, baseball academy, got 1-½ innings played before lightning forced a suspension of play and then rain a postponement. It might be rolled over into a doubleheader in Chillicothe next Sunday when the non-league Iowa club is slated to return to town, but also might simply be cancelled.

Sunday’s MINK League game will be reset, preferably as a single, 9-innings game, according to Doug Doughty, Mudcats general manager, rather than as part of a doubleheader when the Mudcats are due to visit St. Joseph next on July 20.

The Mudcats are scheduled to complete a prior suspended league contest against Sedalia at home tonight at 7:05 at "June" Shaffer Memorial Park's "Chuck" Haney Field. The game was interrupted by the weather on June 5 with Sedalia having just claimed a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning.

If field and weather conditions permit play this evening, the contest will be resumed at the point play was stopped on June 5.