Clemson-USC rescheduled for Monday after rain forces postponement

Clemson's Tyler Krieger, left, leads off second as South Carolina shortstop Marcus Mooney plays behind him during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball game in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

Bad weather washed out Sunday’s slate of college baseball games for most of the state, including the Clemson-South Carolina series finale.

The final game of this season’s series between the Tigers and No. 12 Gamecocks was postponed until Monday due to inclement weather in Columbia.

The teams will now play Monday at 4 p.m. at Carolina Stadium. Junior right-hander Brody Koerner was scheduled to start for Clemson (6-3), while 12th-ranked South Carolina (7-2) will start sophomore left-hander Josh Reagan in the series finale.

The game had been scheduled for noon Sunday, but persistent rain with temperatures in the 30s forced the postponement. Monday’s forecast in Columbia calls for a high of 63 degrees with a 20 percent chance of rain.

Tickets from Sunday will still be honored. The game will be broadcast on the SEC+ digital platform.

Other area teams were affected by the rain, including College of Charleston, The Citadel and Charleston Southern.

The Cougars’ game against Indiana was rained out and will not be made up. The series ends as a 1-1 split, with College of Charleston winning Friday’s opener. The Cougars (5-3) will now prepare for a spring break trip for two games against Virginia Tech (Tuesday-Wednesday) and three weekend games at Radford.

Sunday’s game between The Citadel and Alabama State was rained out in the bottom of the second and will not be rescheduled. Alabama State led, 1-0, before the game was called.

The Bulldogs are back in action Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Coastal Carolina at Riley Park.

Charleston Southern’s game against North Florida was canceled due to wet playing conditions. CSU (5-3), which beat the Ospreys, 5-4, in 13 innings on Saturday, will play at South Carolina on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Clemson won the opener of the three-game set against South Carolina, 11-4, Friday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, while South Carolina tied the series with a 4-1 victory Saturday at Fluor Field in Greenville.

Due to weather-related rescheduling, the Gamecocks are now slated to play five games in six days. South Carolina hosts Charleston Southern on Tuesday at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday hosts High Point in a contest that was added after an earlier game against Davidson was rained out.

Staff writer David Caraviello contributed to this report.