Baseball Game 1 Suspended Due to Rain

by Bill Franques
Baseball Game 1 Suspended Due to Rain

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Friday’s game between No. 6 Florida and No. 9 LSU at McKethan Stadium was suspended in the bottom of the fifth with the Gators holding a 7-0 lead due to heavy rains and unplayable field conditions.

The teams will play the regularly-scheduled Game 2 of the series at 2 p.m. Saturday, live on ESPNU, and then resume Game 1 of the series 30 minutes following the completion of the 2 p.m. contest. Live audio of both games will be available uninterrupted in the Geaux Zone at

The Gators took a 1-0 lead Friday against LSU starter Anthony Ranaudo in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by first baseman Austin Maddox.

Florida extended the lead to 4-0 in the second on a three-run homer by second baseman Josh Adams, his seventh dinger of the season.

The Gators added three runs in the third against reliever Joey Bourgeois as catcher Mike Zunino ripped a run-scoring single and leftfielder Tyler Thompson lined a two-run triple.

Florida starter Alex Panteliodis limited LSU to no runs on four hits in five innings with  no walks and two strikeouts.