Lightning + Rain Suspend Game 2 With Whitehouse Leading Prosper 6-3 in Third Inning
WAXAHACHIE — After waiting through three separate lightning and rain delays, officials agreed to suspend Friday night’s Game 2 between Whitehouse and Prosper.
The game will resume at 1 p.m. Saturday from McKinney Boyd High School with Whitehouse leading Prosper 6-3 with one out in the bottom of the third inning. Whitehouse won Game 1 of the Class 4A Region II semifinal series, 10-3, on Thursday night.
Derek Clemons lined a three-run home run over the left-field wall off Prosper left-hander and TCU signee Brandon Gilson to give Whitehouse a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Aaron Clemons singled home a run earlier in the inning.
Whitehouse starter Ryan Cheatham stuck out Prosper’s Aaron Maxey to begin the bottom of the first, and after a walk to Tyler Webb, the game was delayed for about 20 minutes after a lightning strike in the area.
Cheatham struck out the next two batters once the game resumed.
Michael Nuon reached on an infield single with one out in the second, then stole both second and third. More lightning then caused a second delay, this one lasting one hour and 42 minutes.
Once play picked back up, Patrick Mahomes slapped a two-out, two-run double to put Whitehouse up 6-0.
Prosper cut the Whitehouse lead to 6-3 in the bottom of the second when Alex Nelson launched a 3-1 offering from Cheatham deep over the wall in left field for a three-run homer.
Whitehouse was held off the scoreboard in the top of the third, and Cheatham struck out Lance Brooks to begin the bottom half before a heavy downpour halted the game for a third time and ultimately forced the suspension.
Cheatham allowed three runs on four hits and struck out six in 2 1/3 innings, throwing 48 pitches.
Gilson struggled with his control with seven walks in three innings. He allowed six runs on four hits and struck out three, and threw 74 pitches.