The Trail Orioles four-game set against the San Diego Barona Stars on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Butler Park has been cancelled, but a tentative rescheduling for Monday and Tuesday is in the works.
The Stars backed out of the Kelowna Cash tournament last week due to health problems with Stars coach Mickey Deutschman, who is also the bus driver, but since then his condition has improved and may mean a trip to Trail after all.
Jim Maniago of the AM Ford Orioles spoke to him on Wednesday and the coach is hopeful he will be cleared to travel when he sees a doctor sometime today.
“Their coach is feeling better . . . He is hopeful he’ll get cleared and will head up Friday evening, getting here Sunday night. If that happens we’ll play Monday-Tuesday night at 7 p.m.,” said Maniago in an email.
Deutschman has been an integral part of the team since 1984 and took over as manager in ‘85. He led the semi-pro squad to another Western Regional crown on Tuesday, punching its ticket to the National Baseball Congress World Series by beating the defending regional champs South Bay System 9-0.
The Stars have won the regional title three of the past four years and finished fifth in the National tournament in 2011.