Storms Put Damper On Omaha Storm Chasers Matchup

Sunday's storms did their best to put a damper on Labor Day weekend plans, including an Omaha Storm Chasers game at Werner Park. But it took more than rain to turn folks into fair weather fans.

Fans still poured in before the rain fell, hoping for the best.

"If it's starts sprinkling, like a little or a lot, we will put on coats, but if it starts pouring then we will go," said 7-year-old fan Noah Burgland.

The rain started light at first, but poured later. Some fans watched from under the pavillion, but others hunkered down in their seats. Fans definitely came prepared too, with umbrellas, ponchos and rain jackets.

The lightning moved in too, but fans still stayed.

"We love baseball one because it is so close, and it's fun to watch and it makes my dad really happy," said 10-year-old fan Elly Burgland.

So with a rainbow in the sky and the promise no work on Monday, fans were set to wait out the storm. No storm could chase away Storm Chasers fans and players.

The game against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox didn't end up starting until 9:40 p.m. It went until just before 1:30 a.m. and ended with a 13 to 7 victory for the Storm Chasers. That means they win the American North Division title and take on Memphis for the conference championship starting on Wednesday.


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