ORANGEBURG -- The Orangeburg Post 4 baseball team arrived at Mirmow Field on Tuesday down 0-1 to Hilton Head Post 185 in the best-of-five American Legion playoff series.
A pair of factors left Post 4's position unchanged heading into today. It started with American Legion officials denying Orangeburg head coach Frank Leysath's appeal of a disputed call in Monday's 8-7 extra-inning loss to the Lowcountry Heat.
Leysath protested what was ruled a "judgment call" that allowed the Heat's Taylor Place to advance to second base following his game-tying single in the decisive 10th inning.
Intervention in the form of Mother Nature only added to Orangeburg's frustration as rainy weather prior to the scheduled opening pitch on Tuesday made for an unplayable field. After consulting with Leysath and Post 185 head coach Chris Seelbach, the umpires called off the game.
If the weather holds up and if the field can be cleared of excess water, the two teams will meet again at 7 p.m. today at Mirmow Field. Game 3 would be 7 p.m. Thursday at Hilton Head Island High School.
However, if there's another postponement tonight, the two head coaches agreed to play Games 2 and 3 as part of a 7-inning doubleheader in Orangeburg starting at 5 p.m. Thursday. Should Games 4 and 5 be necessary, they would take place Friday at Hilton Head High.
The Heat finished the regular season at 12-6. Post 4 went 7-10 on the year.