Rapids ousted during home final

WATERTOWN — For the second straight day, the Watertown Rapids’ game against the Geneva Red Wings was called Saturday because of rain and field conditions.

The Rapids’ game at Geneva was washed out Friday. On Saturday the Rapids announced the postponement of the suspended game against Geneva that was supposed to start at 5:15 p.m. at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

The Rapids then announced that the regularly scheduled 7:15 game Saturday against the Red Wings was called off.

The Rapids did not announce make-up dates for any of the recent rainouts.

The Rapids do not have any more home games scheduled against Geneva. Watertown is scheduled to play at Geneva on July 26 and then again on July 31, the final day of the regular season.

Today’s game marked the seventh time a game or games involving the Rapids has been postponed this season.

“It’s difficult to see these games that we work hard to plan be rained out,” Rapids general manager Brandon Noble said. “We only have so many dates left and every game means a lot, especially in our division.”

Watertown is scheduled to host Newark in a doubleheader Sunday at the Duffy Fairgrounds. The first game is slated to start at 3:15 p.m.

With the Jefferson County Fair opening on Tuesday at the Fairgrounds, the Rapids will play four games on the road next week.

Watertown will play at Amsterdam at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, at Utica at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. After two days off, Watertown plays at Adirondack at 6:35 p.m. next Saturday and at Elmira at 7:05 p.m. next Sunday.

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