Paola, scheduled to face the Lawrence Raiders in a youth baseball game today at Free State's field, forfeited instead.
"Uh, they didn't have enough pitchers?" Raiders skipper Lee Ice said. "They called and left a message saying they weren't coming."
Lawrence took the forfeit victory and improved to 7-3.
The Raiders will leave Wednesday for Pueblo, Colo., where they'll face San Bruno, Calif., in a first-round tournament game on Thursday.