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Catholic Slips Past Cuba In Rain Delayed Game

Springfield Catholic beats Cuba 3-2 to advance to quarterfinals.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The road to O'Fallon and a Missouri state high school baseball championship continued Monday.

Sectional play for the smaller Class 1, 2 and 3 schools.

At Catholic it was the Fighting Irish hosting Cuba.     

Springfield Catholic with 24 wins, Cuba with 21 wins.

And this game was suppose to get started at 4:00 p.m. but a heavy thunderstorm rolled through and dumped rain on the diamond.

The game went into a rain delay, and four hours later it finally got underway.

Catholic's Brayton Ballenger opens the game with this infield single to third.

He would then move to second when Ryan Haller lays down this sac bunt.

But the Irish could not bring him home, Cuba's Taylor Thompson strikes out Eric Atwell.

Catholic had Tyler Ast on the hill, and he strikes out Thompson swinging here.

And Catholic beats Cuba 3-2 to advance to the quarterfinals. 

In early playoff action, Hartville did get their game in, the Eagles beat Belle 5-one.

Leopold blanks Bakersfield 10-nothing.

Dadeville beats Greenfield 12-7.

Crane beats Spokane 5-2.

Skyline loses to Archie 9-2.

And Forsyth and Ash Grove were postponed because of rain.

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