Yes, you read that title correctly.
The Navigators and Bay Sox sat through a 33-minute rainless rain delay before getting underway last night in New Bedford, although the game was again halted in with two outs in the top of the fifth as both teams were forced to battle a thick, low-hanging fog for the better part of the night.
With nobody on and Bay Sox starter Stephen Janas finding a groove in the fifth, Eric Jagielo (Notre Dame) hit a simple popup into short left that went for a triple after no New Bedford fielder could locate the ball in the poor conditions.
At that point, the umpires conferred and decided to delay the game with Jagielo the potential go-ahead run at third base in a scoreless ballgame.
Just over an hour later, the umpiring crew decided the game would officially be suspended. The game will be resumed at New Bedford prior to the two teams’ regularly-scheduled contest on July 29.
Navigators starting pitcher Hunter Rivers (Jacksonville State) went four hitless innings while retiring the first 10 batters he faced before allowing a walk with one down in the fourth. Janas has allowed no runs on four hits and a pair of walks through 4.2 innings.
The Navigators squandered multiple opportunities to plate that elusive first run of the ballgame, stranding six men on base through the first three innings.