Wednesday June 19th, 2024 1:05AM

ICYMI: STATE FINALS — Bluff-Starr's Mill 4A series opens Monday

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter

ROME Ga. — Heavy rains that moved through the Rome area on Saturday forced the postponement of the Cherokee Bluff-Starr's Mill Class 4A state championship series at AdventHealth Stadium in Rome.

The series now will open on Monday. First pitch for an opening doubleheader is scheduled for 5 p.m.

"It is what it is," Cherokee Bluff coach Jeremy Kemp said after a lengthy discussion with representatives of Georgia High School Association and Starr's Mill head coach Brent Moseley around 6:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon. "You can't do anything about the weather."

On Saturday, both teams were on the field warming up when heavy rains hit the area at 4:40 p.m.

The games were delayed for 90 minutes before the GHSA announced the postponement of the games.

However, there was no mention of where a possible Game 3 of the series, if needed, would be played. Kemp said the Game 3 situation should be determined on Monday.

The Rome Emperors, the Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, are scheduled to return home to begin a series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Tuesday.

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