SHELBY -- Tournament officials are hoping for a break in the weather today, as they try to finish the annual American Legion World Series on schedule Tuesday.
Rain affected the schedule over the weekend, causing officials to shorten two games Sunday to seven innings instead of the usual nine.
Forecasters are holding out hope, saying only a few scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Monday afternoon and evening. Three games are on the Monday schedule, when the field will be cut to two finalists.
The World Series, featuring eight Regional champions from around the country, began Friday. Shelby has been host to the American Legion World Series for five years, and rain had an impact on the schedule in 2008 and last year.
Today’s games at Keeter Stadium are:
1 p.m. -- New Orleans (40-6) vs. Brooklawn, N.J. (58-3). Winners’ bracket final.
5 p.m. -- Omaha (51-10) vs. loser of 1 p.m. game. Loser eliminated.
8:30 p.m. -- Bellevue, Wash. (38-15) vs. winner of 1 p.m. game. Bellevue eliminated with loss.
Four teams were eliminated in games over the weekend -- Florence, S.C.; Lakewood, Calif.; Milford, Conn.; and Moline, Ill.