Hanahan and Dillon suspended in first inning

When it started pouring rain in the bottom of the first inning in their playoff game against Dillion on Wednesday night, Skylar Hunter (14), assistant coach Tom Gallus (33) and other Hanahan players and coaches rushed the tarp onto the diamond hoping to keep it dry enough to finish the game. The game was postponed until 5:30 p.m. today.

Heavy rains interrupted Wednesday night’s Class AA Lower State elimination game between Hanahan and Dillon, but not before the Hawks took an early 2-0 lead.

After Hanahan starting pitcher Kyle Dyson retired the side in order in the top of the first, including two strikeouts, senior first baseman Hunter Bessinger belted a two-out, two-run home run to right for a 2-0 Hawks lead.

As Bessinger rounded the bases, the rain fell harder and the umpires cleared the field. After a half hour, both coaches decided to call it a night.

The game will resume today at 5:30 p.m. in the bottom of the first.

The winner of the game will play at Bishop England on Friday for the Lower State championship and would need to beat the Bishops twice to advance.