With rain in the forecast for Central Jersey for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the GMC Tournament semifinals – scheduled for Saturday at noon and 2:30 pm – are in serious jeopardy.
The Greater Middlesex Conference has devised multiple backup scenarios that would allow it to play the games this weekend, according to league President Mike Pede, who crafted the plan along with Baseball AD Mike O’Donnell of Middlesex High School.
In an exclusive conversation with Central Jersey Sports Radio, Pede discussed the plans, which include a number of options. The games could be moved later on Saturday, be moved to Sunday or Monday, or even be played at JFK High School.
Scroll down to hear the complete intervie as Mike Pavlichko talks with GMC President Mike Pede about rain contingencies for this weekend’s GMC Tournament semifinals.
Not having lights at East Brunswick Tech is a limitation, but even though JFK does, Pede wants to avoid the risk of getting one game in, but the other getting rained out. He says that would create an unfair advantage for the team that plays and wins, because they’d have an extra day off.
Central Jersey Sports Radio is scheduled to carry both games of the GMC Tournament semifinals – presented by Bellamy & Son Paving – with Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe scheduled for Saturday’s coverage.
Pregame is set for 11:45 am with first pitch at noon for Game One between 5th-seed South Brunswick and 10th-seed North Brunswick. At 2:30, the other semifinal has 2nd-seed St. Joseph-Metuchen taking on 6th-seed Edison.
Click below to hear GMC President Mike Pede talk about this weekend’s rain scenario for the GMC Tournament: