NORTH ADAMS -- Sean Davis looked out his classroom window every 10 minutes Wednesday to see what the weather was doing.
The McCann Tech sophomore was scheduled to start on the mound against Sabis, and he had been hearing rain was on the way.
The rumors were true, and the Hornets' game was suspended in the bottom of the third with McCann holding a 2-0 lead. No date was announced for the game to resume.
"It's kind of like you're ready to play all day long," he said. "You have the mindset we're going to go, we're going to play seven innings. That's how it's going to go. You get here and what happens, happens."
Davis hadn't pitched since April 29 and was looking sharp. Through three innings, he had four strikeouts, three walks, two hits and stranded five Sabis runners.
His pitch count was climbing, but he was around the plate much of the time. He threw 48 pitches, 30 for strikes.
"Today, I think we came to play," coach Pat Ryan said. "It's unfortunate that we have to stop because our pitcher's pitching well.
"We're actually swinging the bats really well. It is what it is. We can't control that."
The game needed to get through the losing half of the fifth inning for it to be official. The common thought is play faster to get the game in, especially if you're the team leading. As the pitcher, you have the greatest control over how quickly or slowly a game progresses. Davis wasn't about to break form.
"If I try and work too fast, I might make mistakes; I might throw the wrong pitches at the wrong time; I might throw more balls,' he said. "I was just trying to pitch my game and go at my own pace."
The Hornets' offense was clicking, too. Davis earned a one-out walk in the first, stole second and took third when the ball got away from the catcher. T.J. Therrien drove him in with a single up the middle.
The Hornets were looking for more in the third before the game was halted.
John LeClair earned a leadoff walk. He drew consecutive pickoff attempts from Jalen Fabregas, the second of which missed the mark and sent LeClair to third. He scored when Joe Gwozdz sliced a low liner to first, which skipped just before Matt Cieboter got a glove on it.
Cieboter threw the ball away trying to get LeClair venturing too far off third. Gwozdz, who walked back to home plate to pick up his bat, finally realized the ball was not caught and made it to first safely. Davis then reached safely when Shyne Audet's throw from third pulled Cieboter off the bag, giving McCann runners at first and second with no outs. That's when the game was halted.
"Obviously, you never want to get rained out," Davis said. "You just kind of hope. You just got to want to be there. You got to want to play, that's the biggest thing."