Redondo Union's (3-2) Ryan Sharman hit a towering fly ball to center
field that under normal circumstances would have been a routine out.
Instead, the ball was completely engulfed by the fog and landed 30 feet
away from CdM's center fielder, scoring a runner from third and confusing
everyone, including the umpires. But since that inning was never
completed, the game didn't count.
"No matter how weird it is," CdM (3-1) Coach John Emme, who spent five
years at Redondo Union before coming to the Sea Kings, said, "if they
counted it as a loss, it would have been a bummer."
Before the odd conclusion, CdM demonstrated its scrappy style, getting
six runs on only seven singles, five of them of the infield variety.
CdM's Alex Swanson went 2 for 3 with one RBI, one run scored and two
stolen bases. His teammate Billy Eagle also had two stolen bases. Keith
Long, Dave Knecht and J.D. Martinez all had RBI singles for the Sea
Kings. CdM pitcher Eric Snell was solid in 2 1/3 innings of relief.
Emme said the option remains to play the second game at a later date, but
added it was doubtful it would happen.