TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida State baseball team was forced to cancel its last ACC games of the weekend against NC State due to thunderstorms and rain.
FSU’s Ben DeLuzio was hit by a slippery ball thrown by NC State Pitcher Joe O’Donnell in the first inning of the Noles 8-5 win in game one of the scheduled three-game series.
It was announced that the teams would play a doubleheader March 26 due to weather predictions for next day’s game.
“I would say Im hoping for sunshine, but I hope we play two ball games. Amazing we were able to get the field the way we got it. Its like nothing happened. We had at least two inches of rain on that field,” FSU head coach Mike Martin said.
The matchup was scheduled to start at noon but was pushed back early within the hour to 1 p.m. as the field was still covered by the tarp and rain still coming down. By 1:53 p.m. there was .17 inches of rain that had fallen per weather.gov.
Officials announced that the game would be further delayed to 6:05 p.m. The rain did not let up. It was later announced that the game would be pushed back another 30 minutes because of the non-stop rain. At 6:50 p.m, the game was officially cancelled and Game 3 of the series was scheduled for noon on March 27.
The Seminoles look to defeat the top-ranked Florida Gators on Tuesday in Jacksonville and will travel to Boston College for another ACC series this weekend.