Can anyone catch a break with this weather?
Monday's season finale between the Lincoln Saltdogs and the Chicago Dogs in Chicago was rained out. The game was delayed in the top of the second inning and with Chicago holding to a 2-0 lead after a four-hit first inning.
The Saltdogs had runners at the corners after a hit from Christian Ibarra in the top of the second before the rain started to fall and lightning began to flash. The game was delayed for 41 minutes before it was canceled.
The Saltdogs had trouble avoiding the rain throughout the season. They played seven doubleheaders — six of them forced by Mother Nature.
Lincoln finishes its season at 51-48. It's the franchise's third straight winning season.
Smith honored: Lincoln designated hitter Curt Smith was named an American Association postseason all-star by the league's media and field managers Monday.
The sixth-year Saltdog led the team in hits (115), RBIs (74) and extra-base hits (44), and was second in batting average (.315). Smith's 200 total bases this past season ranked second in the American Association.