Game delayed as deer attempt to join Manitou Springs baseball team

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — Two Colorado Springs-area high school rivals briefly had unwelcome players join their baseball game Tuesday.

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Before they were directed away, the deer wandered onto the diamond at Manitou Springs High School, adding themselves to the lineup in the top of the sixth inning.

The annual rivalry game between Manitou Springs and St. Mary’s High School in Colorado Springs was delayed for roughly 10 minutes as administrators attempted to shoo the deer from the field.

A Manitou Springs player joined the efforts to remove the animals, which were eventually led through a gate on the side of the field.

St. Mary’s won the game, 5-2.