NEW MANCHESTER - Wednesday's West Virginia Class AA Region 1, Section 1 Tournament game between Weir High and host Oak Glen, already delayed one day by rain, had its Game 1 finish delayed by rain.
The teams will resume at 4 p.m. today with the Golden Bears holding a 10-5 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning.
Game 2 will follow and Game 3, if necessary, will be played at 5 p.m. Friday.
"The momentum went back and forth a couple different times," Oak Glen (15-11) head coach Lou Nagy said. "They started to get a little bit, and then this rain came.
"We'll be all right. I like where we are at. We need three outs. We are up at-bat. Hopefully, we will get more and get three outs."
The Red Riders are not throwing in the towel.
"It is not over yet," Weir head coach Bob Rosnick said. "We made mistakes, and had some bad breaks at crucial times in the game. We had bases loaded and no outs there, and we got doubled off. We had bases loaded and no outs in the other inning and didn't get anything out of it.
"We'll see. We'll keep battling. They have got to beat us twice. We will come back tomorrow. If we don't win the first one, we will come out in the second game and try to tie it up."
Steven Barr pitched the first 5 innings for the Golden Bears, recording seven strikeouts and seven walks. Tyler Steed recorded the final two outs of the sixth.
The Golden Bears hit the ball hard throughout the game, and they were able to take advantage of their speed on the basepaths to get runners in scoring position.
Bub Haddox delivered two singles, a triple and three RBIs, Kole Koper contributed two singles and two RBIs and Barr belted a single with two RBIs. Also, Tanner Crago collected two singles and an RBI, and Jeff Hissam and Steed each finished with singles.
Ryan Mendenhall started the game the Red Riders. Mendenhall did not strike out a batter while walking five and was replaced by Matt Cessna.
Offensively, Mitch Viakley collected two singles, and Ryan Duke delivered one.
The Red Riders scored an unearned run in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead. The Golden Bears countered by plating four runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Oak Glen added runs in the second and third innings to make the score 6-1. The Golden Bears recorded two more runs in the fourth to take a seven-run advantage.
Oak Glen appeared to be well on its way to taking a 1-0 lead in the series, but some wildness on the mound and some errors in the field allowed Weir to get back into the game. The Red Riders scored four runs in the fifth to close the gap.
"We threw the ball around a little bit, and then the rain started to come," Nagy said. "We will be all right. Come tomorrow, we will be fine. They will be ready to play and have at it."
Rosnick said momentum is not on either side heading into today.
"I don't think so right now," he said. "I think it is pretty even. I think they are using a lot of pitching. This is in our favor. This is a good thing for us and not a bad thing."