LSU-Michigan Rescheduled For Friday
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Due to weather, the 2016 Women’s College World Series opener between the No. 10 LSU softball team and the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines was moved to Friday as the preceding game between Alabama and Oklahoma on Thursday was suspended in the bottom of the second and not resumed after more than three hours of lightning and rain.
The contest between the Tigers and Wolverines was scheduled to close day one of the event at 8:30 p.m. CT Thursday, but after heavy rains following several lightning delays caused organizers to halt action for the remainder of the night.
The matchup between Alabama and Oklahoma which was halted in the bottom of the second will resume Friday evening at 6 p.m. CT. The game will broadcast on ESPN2.
The LSU-Michigan game which was slated for an 8:30 p.m. start Thursday night will be played on Friday after the completion of the Alabama/Oklahoma game.
Games originally scheduled for Friday, June 3 will shift to evening games on Saturday, June 4.
First pitch for session four games of the double-elimination bracket will commence on Saturday morning.
Teams advancing from the winner’s bracket will play Saturday evening at 6 and 8:30 p.m. respectively.
Sunday’s action will begin at Noon with games continuing at 2:30, 6, and 8:30 p.m.
Games 13 and 14 (if necessary) will shift to Monday evening in the event they are played.
If there are no “if necessary” games, then Game 1 of the championship finals will begin on Monday June 6th. If one or more “if necessary” game (s) is played, then the championship finals will begin on Tuesday, June 7th.
Gates will open tomorrow at 5 p.m. Session two tickets will be honored Friday evening. Session Four tickets will be honored Saturday morning as originally scheduled. Tickets for session three will now be honored during Saturday night’s games at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Session five tickets are valid on Sunday morning while Session six tickets will be accepted Sunday evening.
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