Weather keeps Oak Glen to limited duty

RICHMOND – For third time this season, the Edison and Oak Glen softball teams attempted to play a game out at Edison’s home field, but like the two-previous attempts Monday’s game ended up as a rain out. The game was scoreless when it was called off in the bottom of the second inning.

The game is not scheduled to be made up.

The Wildcats (6-12) are scheduled to play games the rest of the week, while the Golden Bears (15-10) are slated to open up postseason play in the West Virginia Class AA Region 1 Section Tournament with a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Weir. If necessary, Game 3 is scheduled to be played Thursday.

“I think it is special because we are the only two public high schools in Hancock County,” first-year Oak Glen head coach Morgan Martin said. “It is a rivalry. It is a rivalry that has existed since the two schools have existed.

“The kids know each other. They play travel ball together. The see each other when they are out. They see each other when they are at McDonald’s. I think that has a lot to do with it. The kids know each other so well.”

Martin was an all-state pitcher for the Red Riders when she was in high school.

Edison is scheduled to open up postseason play against Beaver Local at noon Saturday at State Lake in an Ohio Division II Eastern District Sectional Quarterfinal. The winner will take on Indian Creek in the sectional semifinals at 5 p.m. Tuesday.