Arkansas-Florida game postponed until Friday

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018
A young fan throws the ball under a tournament logo in the outfield during a rain delay in the seventh inning of a Southeastern Conference Tournament NCAA college baseball game between Georgia and Mississippi, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
A young fan throws the ball under a tournament logo in the outfield during a rain delay in the seventh inning of a Southeastern Conference Tournament NCAA college baseball game between Georgia and Mississippi, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Arkansas will have to wait another day to play its second game at the SEC Tournament.

The scheduled nightcap between the No. 7 Razorbacks and No. 3 Florida has been postponed until 10 a.m., Friday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The non-elimination game will be televised by SEC Network.

The postponement was forced after a 1-hour, 54-minute rain delay interrupted Thursday's opening game between Georgia and Ole Miss, and that game and the following one between LSU and South Carolina went to a combined four extra innings. Ole Miss won 5-4 in 10 innings and LSU won 6-4 in 12 innings.

The first two games took just less than 10 hours to complete and the third game of the day between Texas A&M and Auburn was not scheduled to begin until 7:55 p.m.

A curfew exists at the SEC Tournament and prohibits any games from beginning after midnight.

Arkansas (38-17) defeated South Carolina 13-8 early Thursday. The 3-hour, 46-minute game did not begin until 9:45 p.m., Wednesday because of a weather delay of around an hour earlier in the day.

Florida (42-15) defeated LSU 4-3 Wednesday night to advance into the winner's bracket. The Gators were the regular-season champion in the SEC and went 2-1 against Arkansas during a March series in Gainesville, Fla.

The winner of Friday's game between Arkansas and Florida will advance to the single-elimination semifinal round scheduled for Saturday. The loser will play in an elimination game Friday evening against LSU (35-24).

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