Baldwin baseball at home Thursday with MCC

BALDWIN  — Baldwin’s baseball team needs some cooperation from the weatherman in order to get in some needed gametime prior to focusing on districts the final weekend of this month.

Baldwin was scheduled to play at Walkerville on Monday. That game was rained out with the possibility of rescheduling it Tuesday of this week or sometime next week.

The last time, coming into this week, that Baldwin had played was April 28 in a doubleheader against Crossroads, with the Panthers taking both games.

Baldwin had to forfeit two doubleheaders last week due to team ejections by an umpire from a scheduled twinbill at Brethren. The Panthers are slated to have their final home date of the season this Thursday with Manistee Catholic Central and then play the Walkerville game, possibly next Monday. The next game after that would be May 27 at Pentwater in a makeup game.

“We’re missing some practice time, but you can’t get outside,” Baldwin coach Doug Bolles said, who had been hoping to see game-time on Monday. “Even if it clears up, the field’s so wet. Our field doesn’t hold water very well. We’ve got puddles out there. We just need some dry weather.”

Baldwin doesn’t have a predistrict and will go straight to districts on May 30. They are scheduled to play host Custer-Mason County Eastern at 10 a.m. in a semifinal game.

In the other semifinal game, Pentwater plays the Crossroads-Walkerville winner from a predistrict on May 27.