Mother nature wouldn’t cooperate with the 5A state softball tournament. So the tournament moves to Mountain View High in Meridian starting at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Rocky Mountain and Boise will pick up their suspended semifinal from Friday with Rocky Mountain leading 6-0 in the top of the fourth inning. No. 1 nationally ranked Eagle and Coeur d’Alene resume a 0-0 game in the top of the fifth.
Once those games finish, the championship and third-place games will follow at Mountain View.
Rain has wreaked havoc with state championships throughout the state, but none more than the 5A softball tournament at Bonneville High in Idaho Falls.
Friday’s rain forced the tournament to cancel all of the consolation games and turn second-round games into semifinals Saturday morning. But Eagle, Boise, Rocky Mountain and Coeur d’Alene couldn’t even get a pitch in Saturday on Bonneville’s washed-out fields.
Tournament organizers tried to move south to Blackfoot, but the 5A tournament had to wait for the 2A tournament scheduled at Blackfoot to finish. By the time the 2A tournament battled its own weather delays, it was down to one unplayable field after the championship.
“It’s been nuts,” Boise coach Brian Barber said. “There has been so much rain, it’s unbelievable.”
1,219 Round-trip miles the Coeur d’Alene High softball team will have traveled for the 5A state tournament by the time it returns home, according to Google Maps.