Steven Branscombe, USA TODAY Sports

Florida-LSU Game One Postponed

The opening game of the weekend series between top ranked Florida and No. 8 LSU has been postponed due to terrible weather that struck during the third inning of a scoreless contest Thursday. The game will resume staring at noon eastern on Saturday before the last game of the series to start later in the day.

Both teams are part of a five team frenzied race to the end of the SEC season. Florida entered the weekend as the only team that controlled their own destiny in terms of the SEC race, but all five teams are within a game and a half of the Gators.

The Gators could lose the ability to control their own destiny of they can’t finish the series, but the prevailing thought is that they will be able to squeeze the rest of this contest in and get all three game done by Saturday.

The game was called when lightning, rain, and hail all hit Baton Rouge ending any thought of finishing the game Thursday night. Both starters, Florida’s Logan Shore and LSU’s Alex Lange leave the game having pitched well. Both allowed two hits during play, but LSU has Cole Freeman on second base with one out in the bottom of the third stanza.

As stated above, the game will be resumed Saturday at noon. At the close of play, Shore was up to 29 pitches and Lange up to 39 pitches. Neither is expected to resume the pitching role when play begins again.

The two teams will play Friday night at 7 p.m. ET and televised live on the SEC Network. Game three will be played Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU) and will go just seven innings due to the weekend running ling and the SEC Tournament starting early next week.

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