Eastern League all-stars fogged out


NORWICH, Conn. (AP) – Dense fog that rolled into eastern Connecticut late Wednesday forced the cancellation of the Eastern League All-Star Game in the top of the third inning.

The Southern and Northern divisions were tied at 2 when Eastern League President Joe McEacharn and the game’s umpires ruled that conditions were unsafe to continue play.

The game will not be rescheduled.

The North started the scoring Wednesday in the first inning when Eugenio Velez of the host Connecticut Defenders bounced a single off Erie pitcher Dallas Trahern’s legs.

Trahern’s throw went into foul territory, allowing Velez to take third. New Hampshire shortstop Sergio Santos drove in the run with a single.

The North made it 2-0 in the second inning. New Hampshire’s Rob Cosby led off with a fog-shrouded triple and scored on an infield grounder by fellow Fisher Cat Robinzon Diaz.

Play was suspended in the third inning just after Jackson Melian of the Erie Sea Wolves stroked a fly ball that right fielder John Bowker, a Connecticut Defenders player, could not locate.

That ball went for a two-run single to help the Southern Division tie the game, coming after a double by Val Majewski of the Bowie Baysox and two walks.