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July 26, 2012

Playing the waiting game

Mother Nature forces state tournament Final Four to be pushed back a day

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

PRESTONSBURG — Neither Knox County 9 & 10-year-old coach Jimmy Mills or 11-year-old coach Scott Payne complained about their respective state tournaments being pushed back a day because of of Mother Nature.

Matter of fact, it might have turned out to be a blessing in disguise for both teams.

The added day off gives both coaches a chance to rest their pitching an extra day while the teams in the opposite pool will now have to play on consecutive days.

“No, it didn’t hurt us,” Payne said. “The only thing is just having to stay another day. It actually gives us another day of practice. The kids are having the time of their lives staying at the hotel. It has pool tables and swimming pools, so they’re having a blast.”

Mills welcomed the rainout.

“It’s a waiting game, but I think it will help us with our pitchers because now we will have all of them available where the other teams playing will have to play back-to-back and might lose some of their pitching.

“I don’t mind the extra day off at all,” he laughed. “The boys are having a blast on the lake right now. I don’t think it’s going to bother us at all. I know our kids are ready to play and we’re just anxious to see who we play. We will just continue to do what we’ve been doing.”

With the rainout, both teams are scheduled to play in semifinal action of their respective state tournaments today beginning at 6 p.m.

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