LAURELDALE — The senior members of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High's baseball team now have an extra reason to forever remember their graduation ceremony.
A baseball game will surround it.
Thursday afternoon at Muhlenberg High, right outside Reading, the Saints began to play Blue Mountain in a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal. After two weather delays totaling 57 minutes apiece — rain the first time, lightning/rain the second — the umps sent everyone home at 7:03, and a decision was made to finish the game Friday.
One problem: N-G's graduation is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Temple's Liacouras Center. So, though everyone would have preferred an early completion, the teams won't get rolling again until 4 p.m.