BRHS softball

Benjamin Russell's Asia McWaters fouls off a pitch against Brookwood on Thursday.

A long rain delay might be just what the doctor ordered for Benjamin Russell's softball team which struggled in its opening action of the Class 6A East Central Regional Tournament on Thursday afternoon.

The Wildcats are currently trailing Brookwood, 6-0, in the bottom of the third inning. BRHS' defense struggled through the Panthers' first three at-bats, allowing three errors in that time.

Benjamin Russell, on the other hand, hasn't been able to match Brookwood's offensive output. The Wildcats have just two hits — one from Haylee Hunter and one from Baylee Adkins. 

When the Wildcats resume, they will have one out with Taylor Harris up to bat in the bottom of the third.

According to BRHS coach Magan Ford, who said she has spoken to AHSAA softball director Kim Vickers, the tournament will likely resume late Thursday night as officials are going to try to do everything they can to get every team's first-round game in before the end of Thursday. BRHS will play either Wetumpka or Chelsea in the second round, depending on the outcome of both games, and that will likely be postponed to Friday.

Lizi Arbogast is the sports editor at Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.