“April is the cruellest month, breeding / Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing / Memory and desire.” -T.S. Eliot
Monday’s warm weather was a memory replaced by freezing winds as a struggling Catholic Central squad visited South. A scheduled doubleheader was shortened to a single game, which in turn was shortened by mercy and the collective desire of frigid fans on both sides.
Catholic Central actually scored first but South tied it in the bottom of the first inning with Cole Montsma running wildly around the bases and scoring on a wild pitch. South took the lead in the second with Jordan Gabrielse driving in Sawyer Zwyghuizen on a groundout.
Catholic Central took the lead in the third, providing them some hope, but things did not go well for them from then on. South took the lead in the third, with Eli Zylstra driving in the go-ahead run with a double to left. Things became truly dreary in the fourth as South scored twelve runs before the game was mercifully called and everyone happily left in search of warmth.