IAA baseball games canceled on both islands

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ST. THOMAS - Both IAA varsity baseball games were canceled Wednesday.

The game between Charlotte Amalie High School and Ivanna Eudora Kean High School was canceled shortly before it's scheduled start time of 6 p.m. because of an issue with the lights at Lionel Roberts Stadium.

Damaged wiring under the field near the dugouts at the stadium is believed to be the source of the problem, according to CAHS coach Kenny Todman. He said smoke was coming from the wires and a popping sound preceded the lights going out.

The game between St. Croix Educational Complex and St. Croix Central High was canceled because of rain. Complex coach Ellerton Maynard said the rain came down shortly before the scheduled start time of 5:30 p.m., but the teams were unable to warm up because the gates at D.C. Canegata Ballpark were locked.

All four teams are scheduled to play Friday and Saturday at Lionel Roberts Stadium. St. Thomas-St. John IAA District president Mark Daniel said he expects the lighting issue to be resolved in time for Friday's first game at 5:30 p.m., but he could not say for sure.

Exams scheduled for Monday and Tuesday may prevent Complex from traveling, according to Maynard. He has heard concerns from parents who do not want their boys traveling the weekend before the exams.

Central coach Leroy Simmonds Jr. did not return phone calls seeking comment.

- Contact Tim Chapman at 714-9102 or tchapman@dailynews.vi.

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