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Fairview's Molly O'Connor prepares a throw during the Knights' cross-town rivalry tilt against Boulder. The game was suspended due to weather and will resume Friday.
JEREMY PAPASSO
Fairview’s Molly O’Connor prepares a throw during the Knights’ cross-town rivalry tilt against Boulder. The game was suspended due to weather and will resume Friday.

BOULDER — Rather than play any guessing games, the coaches from Boulder and Fairview’s softball teams mutually agreed to pick up their game later after lightning and a few rain showers halted the city rivalry Thursday afternoon.

The Panthers and Knights were in the top of the third inning — with Fairview leading 8-2 — when lightning surrounded Boulder High School. State rules mandate a minimum 30-minute delay after the last strike in the area, and coaches Matthew Frederick of Fairview and Susan Guegan of Boulder opted to resume play Friday at 4:30 p.m.

“It really comes down to a big waiting game,” said Guegan. “For us, it’s a pretty big disadvantage, but it’s ok. We’ll be ready to play tomorrow.

“We have a game Saturday already, and with pitching tight it’s a burden on us … but the girls are great.”

Dubbed a non-Front Range League game, the teams will resume play with no outs in the third inning and Fairview up to bat. They took a big lead with a five-run second inning, with Bailey Flanagan’s two-run single and Racheal Pearly’s double the big base knocks in the frame.

Molly O’Connor also had a bases-clearing double in the first inning for the Knights.

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