Pasco, WA: The Boise Hawks and Tri-City Dust Devils were playing in clear sunlight for much of Friday night's game. But after the sun went down, the visibility completely diminished.
Due to wildfires to the north, southeast Washington is being exposed to haze and smoke and is coming down near the Tri-Cities. In the bottom of the 4th inning of last night's game, umpires Chris Presley-Murphy and Mitchell Wilson stopped the game after Chris Mattison had hit a grand slam for the Dust Devils. That made it a 6-4 game with Boise in the lead. The Hawks were vouching for their third win of the 2nd half.
About an hour after the game was stopped, the umpires and managers got together and decided to suspend the game and pick it back up on Saturday. Saturday at Gesa Stadium will feature the end of last night's game from innings four through nine. It will start at 6 p.m. MT. The game willl pick up in the bottom of the 4th with a 6-4 score.
After that game is over, they will play Saturday's regularly scheduled game but it will only be seven innings. Last night was the second game of the series after Boise lost in game one 8-7 in 11 innings.
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