NB-Southern to try again Wednesday

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By Mike Farner

HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Eagles will try for a third and final time on Wednesday of this week to play district rival Southern.

Twice earlier this season the two teams have been rained out. This is the final game left in the regular season between 24th District teams.

The KHSAA gave all district teams an extension late last week to play intra-district contests because of all the bad weather this spring. The old deadline was on Sunday and it has now been extended to Thursday.

According to North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise, this will the final chance to play the game. If it is rained out on Wednesday, each team will just have to accept half a win and half a loss in terms of the standings for district seedings.

At this point, North Bullitt is atop the district with a 3-0 record. Bullitt East is 3-1 while Southern is 2-1.

Fairdale has already claimed the number four spot at 1-3 while Bullitt Central will be the fifth seed at 0-4.

Bullitt Central and Fairdale will meet in the opening game of the 24th District Tournament next Monday. The entire tournament will be played at Fairdale after Bullitt Central had to give it up because its new field is just not ready yet.

The 24th District Baseball Tournament will be played at Bullitt Central next season.

If Southern should beat North Bullitt on Wednesday, the tie-breaker for baseball is fewest runs allowed in the games against the other teams in the tie.

At this point, Bullitt East gave up five runs in the two games against those two teams. North Bullitt has allowed no runs while Southern has allowed 11 runs.

So, Southern not only has to beat North Bullitt to force the tie, but if they do win, the Trojans must score at least six runs for East to pass North for the number one spot.

Southern can not get the number one seed no matter what the final score is on Wednesday. That means that East and North will in all likelihood not be able to meet until the district final.