After five full innings a game can be declared complete. Both teams and the umpires tried to get to that five full-inning point but the rain simply didn't oblige.
Davis jumped out to an early 2-0 first-inning lead on a two-run Aaron Hedin home run off Viking starting pitcher Sam Schanzel. The Hedin homer came with one out and Olsen on first base after he led off the game with a single up the middle off Schanzel's very first offering of the game.
Viewmont went down quietly in the bottom half of the first. Davis starter Nate Smoot pitched well throughout the game. After giving up a two-out double to left centerfield to Schanzel, Smoot was able to entice Viewmont first baseman Trent Cook to fly out to right field to end the first inning.
Schanzel handled Davis very well in the top of the second. That brought up the bottom half of the Viking lineup and it did its job of getting the Vikings back in the game.
Viewmont right fielder Tyson Cooper made the game interesting immediately when he smacked a home run to dead center that closed the gap to 2-1 heading into the third inning.
Schanzel was cruising from the first inning on until he hit a snag in the fifth, and then the game was postponed. Viewmont got a mini rally going in the bottom of the fourth when designated hitter Cody Bacon flew out to center field to kill the Vikings' chances.
The Viewmont at-bat in the fourth started out with Braeden Schlehuber reaching on a one-out error charged to Olsen at shortstop for Davis. To Olsen's credit, the ball barely squirted along the infield and he would have had to make an almost perfect play to get Schlehuber on the run.
Cooper then followed Schlehuber with a single to left field that moved both runners to first and second base, still with one out. From there though Corbin Godfrey popped up to Davis first baseman Lincoln Baumgartner in front of the pitching mound and then Bacon flied out to end the Viking threat.
Baumgartner led off the top of the fifth with a single to right centerfield for the Darts. Third baseman Carson Simpson then pounded a double to left centerfield to score Baumgartner and increase the Dart lead to 3-1, still with no outs.
The rain hadn't stopped in nearly 45 minutes and a stoppage looked more and more likely. Davis Head Coach Dave Leo was definitely hoping for about 20 more minutes before calling the game so they could get in the full five innings.
Right fielder Josh Hoskins then dribbled one down the third-base line that advanced Simpson to third. A Schle-huber throwing error to first on the tough play enabled Hos-kins to reach base with one out and runners at first and third.
That's where the game was halted and both schools await word as to when the remainder of the game will be made up. Question is, is this bad for Davis and good for Viewmont? Those kinds of questions can only be answered when both get together to finish off the battle.
Davis hosts Clearfield today in Kaysville while the Vikings go to Layton to clash with the Lancers, who are 7-1 overall and ranked fifth in the state.