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Evansville Otters play until wee hours of the morning

Otters pitcher Eric Massingham winds up to throw what would be the final pitch of the morning. Otters pitcher Eric Massingham winds up to throw what would be the final pitch of the morning.
Otters fans James and Gloria Morris stayed until both games ended. Otters fans James and Gloria Morris stayed until both games ended.
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

A long night of baseball didn't end until the early morning hours at Bosse Field Friday.

Rain delayed the first game of the Evansville Otters' double header against the Joliet Slammers for more than three hours, pushing the first pitch back to close to 9 p.m.  

The second game didn't begin until about 11:30 p.m.

The Otters lost game one, 3-1, but rallied in the wee hours of the morning Friday for a 7-5 game two win at 1:53 a.m.

"We played two games, we had two games on the schedule. If you've got a double header to play, Mother Nature ain't gonna stop us.  Bosse Field's seen a lot of crazy and magical things. This was the latest magical and crazy thing we've seen here," said Mike Radomski, Otters Director of Media Relations and play-by-play broadcaster.

Radomski said he wasn't surprised some dedicated fans like James and Gloria Morris stuck it out until the very end.  He says Otters fans love their team and their stadium.

"Me and my wife love it. We've been selling half-pot tickets for the last five years," said Otters fan James Morris.

"Whatever it takes to support 'em, yes. I'm the Executive Vice President of the Booster Club, so I have to be here!" said Gloria Morris.

The Otters will be back in action Friday night to wrap up their series with Joliet.  The game begins at 6:35 p.m. at Bosse Field.

The game is also a chance to Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters.  It's part of Kohl's and St. Mary's Keep Kids Safe Program. 

Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at St. Mary's Center for Children and Evansville's two Kohl's locations.

St. Mary's LifeFlight helicopter will land on the field around 6:15 p.m. to deliver the game ball.

The first 500 kids 12 and under will receive a free bike helmet.  Kids can register to win one of two bicycles to be given away at the game. 

Kohl's will present a check to the hospital to benefit the health and wellness of area children.

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