Heavy rain and constant lightning didn’t stop this playoff game in the 100 Mile House Men’s Fastball between Jakes Pub and Exeter Sporting Goods on July 15.
The two teams fought through the elements, ending with Jakes Pub beating Exeter, 17-14.
Jakes Pub jumped out to a big lead, scoring nine runs by the bottom of the fourth, while Exeter had only scored two.
A mercy win looked to be in the bag until Exeter made an amazing comeback by scoring nine runs by the sixth inning, giving them a one-run lead.
This sudden turn-around caught Jakes by surprise, but the regular season champions kept their focus and scored scored three more runs in the sixth.
Rain and lightning were a constant factor to the game, which went into the final inning with the score tied 11-11.
Then there was a thunderous smash, but it wasn’t lightning. It was Jakes Pub player Pat McCarron smacking a grand slam to win the game.
Jakes Pub now awaits the winner of the 100 Mile ‘N Hour U16 versus Shuswap Defenders game that is slated to be held on July 18 at 6 p.m.
Jakes Pub will then play the winner at 8 p.m.
The winner of the 8 p.m. game will take on Sanford and Dillman in a best-of-three playoff championships series.
The first two games are slated for 6 and 8 p.m. on July 19. If necessary, a third game will be held on July 20 at 6:30 p.m.