RE: Coming storms delay gamesIt's a shame that the opening day of games had to be interrupted by bad weather/
Jun 1, 2012
Severe storms in the forecast meant delays for college and high school athletes Friday afternoon.
Play at UNC's Boshamer Stadium began earlier than originally scheduled, with East Carolina University taking on St. John's at 11 a.m. The Pirates fell, 11-3, and they were shut out through six innings on a series of infield errors.
In the second game, the Tar Heels were leading Cornell after a 4 p.m. start. The game was suspended in the 6th inning with UNC leading 5-2.
At NC State, UNC Wilmington fell 8-2 to Vanderbilt in an early afternoon game, and the home team is scheduled to play Sacred Heart at 7.
Elsewhere in the Triangle, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association postponed the beginning of the state softball championships after rain began at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
Game one in each of the four series scheduled for Friday night has been postponed to 11 a.m. Saturday. Each series will play a second game at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. If a third game is necessary, those would be played Sunday at 1 p.m.
The state baseball championships are also scheduled for this weekend, with Friday night starts in four series. But at the 5 p.m. start time the tarp was on the field at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the first of three games between Voyager Academy and South Stanly was pushed back to Saturday at 11 a.m. The 4-A game between Middle Creek and W.A. Hough was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Games scheduled in Zebulon, at Five County Stadium (2-A and 3-A), began on time Friday evening.