Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Sports >  Spokane Indians

Spokane Indians rained out again; doubleheader scheduled for Sunday

May 7, 2022 Updated Sat., May 7, 2022 at 9:05 p.m.

When it rains, it pours. Then it rains some more.

For the third day in a row on Saturday, the Spokane Indians were rained out in a series against the visiting Tri-City Dust Devils at Avista Stadium, wiping out a doubleheader.

The first game on Saturday’s doubleheader was a continuation of Friday’s game, with two outs in the top of the second inning. That game is scheduled to resume at 1:05 p.m. Sunday and played to regulation nine innings, with Sunday’s scheduled game – now a seven-inning contest – commencing 40 minute following the conclusion of the make-up game.

The games originally scheduled for Thursday and Saturday have been officially canceled, as Tri-City does not make another trip to Spokane in the season’s first half.

A cloudburst right before game time, combined with residual water from Friday night’s storm, caused a large swath of standing water behind second base and into short center field.

The grounds crew worked on the area for 1½ hours with squeegees, leaf blowers and other equipment.

At roughly 6:35 p.m., however, the umpire crew ruled the playing surface was unsafe .

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.