The decision on the playability of fields is made by the county by 3:00pm on weekdays and 8:00am on weekends. There may be Sundays when the decision is delayed as they are trying to make fields playable.
ALL DECISIONS ON GAMES ARE GOVERNED BY THE BCC WEBSITE. We work closely with the county and final determinations on fields are posted here. Do not rely on any other source for game day decisions.
This website will be updated as soon as the information is available.
Rainouts are activated for scheduled league games only. For info on a practice, contact your coach.
Travel team games are not covered by this rainout bulletin. Check the rainout number for the field or contact your team manager.
Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:38pm
Updated at 2:38pm: As weather conditions change, deicsions on games will be made at the fields by umpires or prior to gametime by coaches. The county has opened all fields today. There will be some location changes due to field conditions. Minor League Games originally scheduled at North Bethesda MS #5 will be moved to Cabin John Regional Park #2 with slightly different start times (1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm). Minor League games originally scheduled at Lynnbrook will be moved to North Chevy Chase Local Park #2 with slightly different start times (1pm and 3pm). The 3pm and 5pm games orginally scheduled at North Bethesda MS #6 will be moved to Burning Tree #2 at 3pm and 5pm. The 1pm game originally scheduled at North Bethesda #6 will be moved to Woodacres #1 at 3pm. Games originally scheduled for Walter Johnson HS Baseball will be moved to Einstein HS at the same time. Games orginally scheduled for Walter Johnson HS Softball will be moved to Einstein HS Softball at the same time.
“There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.” – Casey Stengel
The county has jurisdiction to make the call about closing fields due to rain. In the event of a league-wide cancellation due to inclement weather, BCC will make a decision to cancel all games before 8:00 am, when possible. If games are canceled league-wide, the BCC website will be updated. Once games are canceled for the entire day, league wide, it is impossible to reverse the decision for games later in the day.
In case of field closures, BCC will do what we can to make up rained out games or practices but we cannot guarantee that every event will be rescheduled. We have a built-in rain makeup week at the end of each season.
BCC Baseball will not refund fees for any programs (games, clinics, camps, practices) that are cancelled due to any cause beyond our control, including weather related events (rain or snow). BCC will do its best to makeup any event that is cancelled provided we have the availability of fields and facilities.
Lightning and Thunder
At the first instance of lightning or thunder, Managers shall halt the game and remove their teams from the field to the security of cars or buildings that offer protection. Should field conditions permit, and where otherwise reasonable consistent with protection of the players and others in attendance, the game may resume 15 minutes after the last instance of lightning or thunder.