After an early morning downpour, there was speculation on whether or not there would be baseball Sunday night at Fairgrounds Field as the Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs tried to close its three-game series against the Bay Area Toros.
"The skies look promising and I think we'll get a full game today," Beach Dawgs' owner Ron Baron said.
He was only half right as the game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning with the Toros leading 1-0 and runners at first and second for Corpus Christi.
Saturday's game was postponed due to theweekend rainstorms. The game is expected to be rescheduled when Bay Area comes back to Fairgrounds Field on July 29 through the 31.
The rain-shortened game will also be finished during the three-game series.
With a much smaller crowd in attendance thanks to the rain, the game did begin as scheduled.
Brandon Dunn was the starter for the Beach Dawgs and had a rough outing on the mound giving up four walks in four innings.
Things were dicey for Dunn in the top of the first inning.
After walking two of his first three batters, Toros' designated hitter Brett Crossland hit an RBI single to right field as Bay Area nabbed an early 1-0 lead.
Corpus Christi had an opportunity to get some runs in the bottom of the second.
Bay Area starter Kevin Cooper also struggled on the mound despite not giving up any runs.
Cooper had five walks in five innings of play. In the bottom of the second, he walked three batters and loaded the bases with two outs.
Third baseman Johny Coit faced a 2-2 count, but he struck out swinging and left the runners stranded.
The Toros threatened to score more runs in the top of the fourth inning.
With Crossland at second, Dunn faced Ryan Cantrell who hit a blooper single to center field advancing the runner to third.
After a pop fly from Greg Plecki, Tony Rigowski was up at bat for Bay Area. Facing a 2-2 count, Rigowski swung for a strikeout and kept Crossland at third.
It was the bottom of the fifth inning when the clouds began threatening the sky over the field.
With Coit at second base and one out for the Beach Dawgs, Jean Castro was at the plate facing a 2-2 count before the downpours caused the game to stop.
Although the weather did not cooperate over the weekend, there was a completed game in the series as Corpus Christi defeated the Toros 6-5 Friday night.
The Beach Dawgs had to come from behind down twice for the win.
After being down 3-1, Corpus Christi scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead.
But Bay Area retaliated with two runs in the top of the seventh that gave them a 5-4 edge.
After tying the game in the eighth on an RBI double from Beach Dawgs' center fielder Earl White, Corpus Christi was at the bottom of the ninth as Carlos Hung hit an RBI single with Castro at scoring position to win the game in walk-off fashion.
The Beach Dawgs hit the road for the next week before they return to Fairgrounds Field July 18 for a three-game series against the McKinney Blue Thunder.