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UPDATE: LSU softball postponed by rain at the Women's College World Series

9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago June 02, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 Thursday, June 02 2016 June 02, 2016 9:22 PM in LSU Sports
By: Michael Cauble

The LSU Tiger softball team will have to wait a 24 more hours to start their game at the Women's College World Series after evening rains halted play on opening night in Oklahoma City.

LSU was set to face off against Michigan in the final game of the evening when lightning and rain stopped play in the third inning of the Alabama/Oklahoma game on Thursday night.

The Alabama/Oklahoma game will resume play on Friday morning and then Beth Torina's Tigers will have their chance to take the field against the same Michigan Wolverine team that eliminated them from the WCWS a year ago.

LSU will resume play on Friday evening against Michigan at 8:30 p.m. with EPSN2 still broadcasting their game.

SEC member schools Georgia and Auburn both won their games on Thursday and are scheduled to play their second game against each other on Saturday in the new revised schedule. 

PER NCAA RELEASE:

Oklahoma City- Lighting and rain delays in the Oklahoma City area have postponed session two games during the Women’s College World Series.

The matchup between Alabama and Oklahoma which was halted in the bottom of the second will resume Friday evening at 6 p.m. CT. The game will broadcast on ESPN2.

The LSU-Michigan game which was slated for an 8:30 p.m. start Thursday night will be played on Friday after the completion of the Alabama/Oklahoma game.

Games originally scheduled for Friday, June 3 will shift to evening games on Saturday, June 4.

First pitch for session four games of the double-elimination bracket will commence on Saturday morning.

Teams advancing from the winner’s bracket will play Saturday evening at 6 and 8:30 p.m. respectively.

Sunday’s action will begin at Noon with games continuing at 2:30, 6, and 8:30 p.m.

Games 13 and 14 (if necessary) will shift to Monday evening in the event they are played.

If there are no “if necessary” games, then Game 1 of the championship finals will begin on Monday June 6th. If one or more “if necessary” game (s) is played, then the championship finals will begin on Tuesday, June 7th.

Gates will open tomorrow at 5 p.m. Session two tickets will be honored Friday evening. Session Four tickets will be honored Saturday morning as originally scheduled. Tickets for session three will now be honored during Saturday night’s games at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Session five tickets are valid on Sunday morning while Session six tickets will be accepted Sunday evening. 

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