The night the lights went out
RED OAK - The night proved to be one most will not forget for some time Tuesday, April 19.
Prior to the Hawks baseball game against the district’s second place team, Corsicana, lightning delayed the game 30 minutes, then another strike delayed the game again, but finally near 8 p.m. the game was underway. However things would just keep getting weirder.
The Hawks jumped all over Corsicana in the second inning with timely bunts, stolen bases and took advantage of Tiger errors.
At the end of three innings the Hawks were up 6-0.
Finally in the top of the fourth, Corsicana got on the board with a monster two run shot over the score board in center field, but that would be all the runs they would score.
Oh yea, did I mention weird?
In the bottom of the fourth the sprinklers came on along the right field foul line, so the game was stopped again for a few minutes until the man made rain was turned off.
Honestly, no one thought the game would be pushing past 9:30 p.m.
However, the water did not cool of the Hawks bats and they answered the two runs by Corsicana with three of their own to go up 9-2.
So could anything else happen? Sure it could!
In the top of the sixth one of Corsicana’s batters hit the ball in the air towards right field and before anyone could get to the ball, a transformer blew near the high school and all the lights went out.
After another 20 minute delay, they started back up and the Hawks prevailed after 7 and won 9-2.
This was a huge win and sets up all kinds of scenarios, including tie breaker games, depending on how Corsicana, Ennis and Waxahachie all finish up.
The Hawks will host their last regular season home game against Lancaster on Friday, April 29 also Senior night.