GAINESVILLE, Fla. - College of Charleston's chance to win the Gainesville Regional and a spot in an NCAA super regional will have to wait until Monday.
The Cougars (43-17) are waiting to face the winner of the North Carolina-Long Beach State game, which was delayed twice and finally postponed due to heavy rain on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Cougars will face the winner of that game on Monday at McKethan Stadium.
The North Carolina-Long Beach State game, which started at 1 p.m. on Sunday, was delayed twice because of heavy rain and finally postponed until Monday at noon. The game was in the seventh inning with the Dirtbags leading 5-4 in the top of the seventh inning.
"It's disappointing that we're not going to be able to play (Sunday)," said College of Charleston coach Monte Lee. "We were ready to go today, but the weather didn't cooperate. There's really nothing we can do about it, except get back to the hotel and get some rest. We're not going to worry about because the weather is out of our control. We'll be ready to go (Monday)."
A Cougars loss in the first game on Monday would result in a second game that would be played on Tuesday at noon.
This is the third day in a row that the Gainesville Regional was delayed because of weather.
College of Charleston will have two opportunities to win one game to capture the Gainesville Regional title. Freshman Tyler Thornton (6-5, 3.13 ERA) is slated to get the start for the Cougars.