Florida baseball is getting set to host a Super Regional against the South Carolina Gamecocks after winning three games in two days to come back in their regional games.
With all the excitement around these games and the potential trip to Omaha, some of us forgot who’s really in charge of how much baseball we get to see.
The Gators got lucky during regionals, not getting delayed while a lot of other schools in the south had to clump their games together after play got suspended.
But it looks like Florida is going to have to pay their dues this weekend.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all have thunderstorms in their forecast. Not just rain, but a little bit of lighting too.
Tonight there’s between a 70% and 60% chance of rain, but as long as there’s lighting in the area the teams will have to wait and see if it leaves.
Saturday afternoon, when game two is scheduled to be also sees scattered thunderstorms with a 70% chance of rain, and with delays likely, we’ll probably play on Sunday regardless of how many games this goes to, where there’s only a 50% chance of rain with fewer storms.
So, will the Gators and the Gamecocks get their games in? Yes. The only catch is that it may be a frustrating weekend filled with delays and long days, and maybe a doubleheader.
For what it’s worth, the Gators have already shown that they can play a lot of baseball in not a lot of time. That’s how they won their regional.
But you never want the biggest series of the season (to this point) to be manipulated by the weather. You especially don’t want starting pitchers knocked out of games in the third or fourth inning because of a delay.
So only time will tell, but mother nature seems to be coming after the Gators this weekend.
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