Thunderstorms and lightning washed out the final two and a half innings of West Jessamine baseball’s trip to Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington on Monday night.
Between the top and bottom of the fifth inning, a lightning strike put the game on a delay, and heavy rain and more lightning strikes over the next 16 minutes resulted in the calling of the game. No. 6 West Jessamine, the home team, led 3-1 at the time, and the game was ruled official.
West was lucky the rain came as late as it did as the Colts were trailing 1-0 after three innings and didn’t get a baserunner of a hit until the bottom of the fourth inning.
With one out in the fourth, Trey Merida drew a walk, and two batters later, Tyler Pasch drew a walk to put the go-ahead run on base. Senior Tyler Ward came through with a screaming line drive to right field.