KHSAA State Softball schedule adjusted, championship to take place Saturday evening

Published: Jun. 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT
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After nearly continuous consultation with a variety of media outlets and weather professionals, the KHSAA has revised the schedule for the final rounds of the State Softball Tournament.

The semifinals will be played Saturday starting at noon, with the finals scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

"We have talked to administrators at all eight schools this week to make them aware of the forecast and predictions we were hearing for the Lexington area for Saturday night and Sunday, along with the options we were considering," said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. "The consensus of all the media weather professionals is that to play the finals on Sunday would very likely lead to weather delays and cancellations. The predicted inclement weather and rain, once it begins, is scheduled to be considerable for the better part of the next four days.

"In the interest of the student participants and their families and fans, it is much more advisable that we go ahead and try to play Saturday night. No one is perfect at predicting the future but their collective opinion is compelling. We are very thankful for the help of local weather professionals as well as the fantastic work by our site hosts at the University of Kentucky."

The semifinals and championship game of the KHSAA State Softball Tournament will be webstreamed via with an audio stream available at