Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Drowned Out: No. 18 USF’s Shot at Redemption Vs. FGCU Washed Away

usf field being rained out

“naplesThe first pitch was scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

Instead, Florida Gulf Coast sat through an hourlong lightning delay.

Then, a busted water valve drained any chance of a game being played.

FGCU baseball’s matchup against No. 18 USF was canceled thanks to a comedy of circumstances that left the USF grounds crew powerless.

The Tampa school pulled a tarp over the field to protect from the lightning delay, and once that was settled, they discovered the underground water valve behind the mound busted when removing the hose. This caused water to pour out for 10 consecutive minutes, thus ending any chance of the field being playable.

With just two weeks left in the regular season, the matchup between the Eagles and Bulls won’t be rescheduled.

FGCU will be back in action the weekend of May 12 through 14 against Lipscomb at home.

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