The Houston softball team must rally to continue its 2019 season.
The third-seeded Lady Tigers trail No. 2 Koshkonong 5-2 in the District 7 semifinals that were delayed Tuesday night by weather. The game will resume at 3 p.m. Wednesday on Carter Field in Houston.
With a big storm cell approaching, there was light rain at moments during the game. At 6:48 p.m., the contest was stopped for a 30-minute lightning delay. It was eventually postponed.
Houston, the visiting team, will be at-bat with one out in the top of the fifth inning when the game resumes.
The winner will play top-seeded Plato, a 15-0 winner against Cabool in Tuesday’s first semifinal, on Wednesday. The championship game was moved forward one day from Thursday, Houston Schools was announced Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers (15-7) played from behind from the get-go against a Koshkonong team it lost to twice during the regular season.
Behind 1-0, Houston pulled even in the second inning when freshman MacKenzie Rust doubled to right field and scored on Emily Roberts’ groundout.
Koshkonong (12-3) took the lead back in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run home run to make it 3-1.
HHS got another tally in the third as Jaden Stell, who reached after being hit by a pitch, was awarded a run following an obstruction call at third base.
Koshkonong extended its advantage with two-out runs in both the third and fourth innings. A wild pitch allowed one run to score and a two-out single made it 5-2.
The Lady Tigers played without catcher Jaida Lassiter, who was injured during Monday’s opening-round win against Summersville.