Weather forces changes to weekend college baseball series
A high chance of rain in the forecast for Sunday has caused many Louisiana colleges to change their plans for weekend conference series.
LSU and Texas A&M will play a split doubleheader on Saturday at Alex Box Stadium, with games at 2 and 7 p.m. The night game will still be televised by ESPN2. There are no changes to Friday’s series opener.
Tulane and Wichita State will also play a Saturday split doubleheader at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, with games at 2 and 6:30 p.m., or 45 minutes after the first game. Friday night’s series opener – which has been pushed back to a 7 p.m. first pitch – is being televised by CST.
The University of New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana are playing a three-game series at Maestri Field. The Privateers and Lions begin the series Friday one hour later than originally planned at 7:30 p.m. and a doubleheader follows Saturday at 2 p.m. with the final game of the three moved up from Sunday.
Northwestern State announced Thursday that its series with Nicholls in Natchitoches had been altered. The teams will play a 3 p.m. doubleheader Friday followed by a single game at 2 p.m. Louisiana Tech announced similar plans for its series with UTSA in Ruston, while McNeese’s weekend set at Central Arkansas also will feature a Friday twinbill and Saturday single game.
UL Lafayette plays host to Arkansas State at Russo Park. No schedule changes have been announced for that series as of yet.
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…