The Williamsport baseball team was three outs away from handing Mifflin County just its second loss before lightning suspended the game in the top of the fifth inning on Friday with the Millionaires ahead 3-1.
The Huskies (12-1) had runners on first and second base in the fifth inning before the home plate umpire spotted lightning beyond the right-field fence. The teams tried to wait out the storm, but the lightning never relinquished and the game was called after an hour delay.
Williamsport head coach Dave Cipriani didn't seem hopeful the game would reach a finish since yesterday's contest was a non-league contest.
Mifflin County scored first, taking advantage of a Williamsport error in the top of the first inning. Sophomore Gabe Rader retired the first batter he faced before Hunter Walker reached on an error by the third baseman. Chris Wilson followed with a single between third and short, and starting pitcher Tanner Kibe delivered an RBI double just over the third-base bag.
The Millionaires (7-3) tied the game in the bottom of the first. Jeremy Rall reached on an error, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on an infield single by Sadiq Burkholder.
Williamsport took a 2-1 lead in the third inning when a Sam Bubb squeeze scored Sisto Campana, who reached on a walk.
An Ian Miller leadoff single led to Williamsport's third run in the fourth inning, but Kibe avoided further trouble when he struck out Campana with runners on second and third.
The game was moved to Brandon Park from Logue Field. The rain had yet to fall when the game was called, but eventually hit the Williamsport area by 7 p.m.
Today's game against DuBois has also been moved to Brandon Park and will start at noon.