As of Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
The long-delayed Class A state championship baseball series between Providence Christian and Charlton County was hit with yet another postponement Tuesday.
Though the forecast is set to improve today, the, lingering rain along the Southeast Georgia coast from Tropical Storm Beryl throughout Tuesday, and the length of time Charlton County coaches believe it will take for the field to drain, prompted a decision to delay today's tentative start date for a third straight day.
"Apparently, they know their field and how long it takes to drain," Providence coach Adam Cantrell said. "They thought there was a very small chance we could even get one game in (Wednesday). We decided that with only a very small chance, we're not coming."
The Stars (25-11) and No. 4 state-ranked Indians (29-4) are now set to try again Thursday in Folkston, with a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. A third game, if necessary, set for Friday at a time to be determined.
Cantrell continues to maintain his team is dealing with the delays well.
"The kids are OK. They really are," Cantrell said. "Yeah, they want to play, but they also understand that it's better to know now (about another postponement) and sleep in their own beds (Tuesday night)."