These cats don't care
As the old fable goes, cats don't like water. But, all lore aside, there is a crew of felines from Baton Rouge that seem to thrive in it.
The LSU Tigers baseball team is 7-0 in games affected by rain this season. One April matchup against Georgia was washed out altogether and not rescheduled.
The Tigers have amassed a cumulative 36-11 score in those contests.
Hot in the wet stuff more recently, the Tigers scored 4 straight wins during the NCAA Regional and Super Regional in games played in, rescheduled or delayed due to rain.
The Tigers have played in the rain twice, defeating McNeese St. 7-0 and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette 4-3 in the Super Regional.
Games have been rescheduled due to rain twice. In late February, LSU beat Boston College in game one of a Friday double-header by an 8-3 margin. The Tigers also won the controversially rescheduled UNC-Wilmington Regional game by a score of 2-0.
On three occasions, games were delayed. LSU would resume play and defeat Auburn 3-2, Lehigh in the Regional 10-3 and UNC-Wilmington in the Regional 2-0 at 1:19am.
If there is one caveat to all of this, each "rain-game" has been contested at Alex Box Stadium. Therefore, a soggy Tiger squad is yet to be tested on the road, which leads to the forecast for Omaha on Sunday.
As though this team was meant to have the pinnacle of its season afflicted by stormy weather, the wet pattern that plagued Baton Rouge during the NCAA Regional and Super Regional is following LSU to Omaha.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely for game one. Two reliable forecast models (graphics attached to this story) hint at a modest spread of rain in the Omaha region on Sunday Afternoon. This will translate into scattered showers and thunderstorms-the dodgy variety that have found their way to Baton Rouge during the last several games. First pitch temperature will be near 80°. For game two on Tuesday, the threat for rain is lower.
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