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High Island baseball returns to the field

Updated: April 6, 2009, 9:38 PM ET
By Jeff Miller | Special to ESPNRISE.com

HIGH ISLAND, Texas -- It was a couple of hours before the Class A High Island Cardinals' postponed baseball home opener was scheduled to begin against West Hardin (Saratoga, Texas) on March 20. Athletic director Paul Colton yelled to baseball coach Lynn Hancock, "Can you get a ladder?"

He pointed to part of the backstop fencing that sagged toward home plate. That will happen when there is no longer a cross-member pipe across the top connecting two support poles.

Hancock ...

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