Southern Miss vs. UAB game suspended due to thunderstorm

Published 11:30 am Thursday, May 21, 2015

HATTIESBURG – A pair of lightning and rain delays forced the postponement of the Southern Miss-UAB finale of the opening day of the 2015 Conference USA Baseball Championship.

Sixth-seeded UAB held a 3-0 lead after seven innings when the field was tarped shortly after 1 a.m. when another storm front moved across Pete Taylor Park.

The game had been delayed at 12:15 a.m. by lightning for 32 minutes before the teams returned to the field to complete the seventh inning.

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Today’s games of the second day of the championship will start with the regularly-scheduled 9 a.m. elimination contest between second-seeded Rice and fourth-seeded Middle Tennessee State.

The conclusion of Southern Miss and UAB will follow, and the loser will then turnaround and meet seventh-seeded Old Dominion in the 12:30 elimination game.

The Southern Miss and UAB conclusion will be included in Session 3 tickets.

The winner of Southern Miss-UAB will meet second-seeded Florida Atlantic at 7:30 p.m. in the second game in the winner’s brackets.

Southern Miss Media Relations