While the heavy rains that hit the area caused some modifications to the opening ceremonies of the 70th Newton Mexican-American Men’s Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament at Kelsch Field, the celebrations still went on.
The Old Timers’ Game did have to be canceled because of field conditions, but the scholarship awards, hall of fame inductions and other events went on as scheduled.
The weather forecast for the remainder of the tournament is expected to be favorable with temperatures in the low 90s for the next two days and no further precipitation.
Games are scheduled to begin in the 16-team tournament at 9 a.m. today at Kelsch Field, Washington Road Field and Centennial Park with eight games at each field.
Games resume at 8 a.m. Sunday on both Kelsch Field and Washington Road Field with the championship game at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Kelsch Field.