Lightning and thunder put a quick end to first-round play in the American Legion regional tournament at Armwood.
Thursday's first game was stopped with the Bloomingdale Baseball Club (19-3, 11-1) leading Land O'Lakes Post 147 (11-6, 7-5) 2-0. Tony Thomas Jr. doubled in a run and Kevin Campbell had a run-scoring groundout in the bottom of the first before the rain. The game is scheduled to resume at 4:30 this afternoon with Land O'Lakes batting in the top of the second.
Armwood Baseball Club (12-4, 10-3) plays West Tampa Post 248 (17-10, 10-2) in the nightcap of the double-elimination tournament at 7:30.
The top two finishers advance to the state tournament Aug. 2 in Bradenton.
_ JOEL POILEY