Lakeside, Minden discussing options amid severe flooding

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It was supposed to be a full weekend of baseball at Lakeside High School March 10-12, but rains came and washed away any hope of teams taking the field.

The rain isn’t supposed to stop coming down until Sunday, meaning most area teams will have been off over a week. That’s unusual for a time of year where teams are typically playing three to four games a week in preparation for the coming district slate.

Within the realm of possibilities is a Tuesday/Wednesday co-hosted tournament by Minden and Lakeside, with some teams heading to Griffith Stadium and others going to Sibley.

Lakeside’s Bob Gray said he had spoken to Minden head coach Dean Francis about that possibility, but nothing was set in stone.

“If we’re going to play any baseball it’s probably going to be Monday and Tuesday,” Gray said. “That’s if we have dry fields. A lot of teams around the state will be scrambling to play a game Monday, and we will certainly accomidate one of those teams.”

Gray said both schools will await LHSAA approval before making any moves on a potential tournament.

“The LHSAA e-mail said specifically, we could move the tournament games to Tuesday and Wednesday but we couldn’t play them on Monday,” Gray said.

Complicating any possible games Monday or tournament action on Tuesday and Wednesday is the chance of continued road closures.

“We’ll just have to wait and see,” Gray said.

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