Coming into the day, forecasts called for a 100% chance of rain between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Those forecasts were correct, as just before 5:00 the bottom came out of the sky, unleashing a torrential downpour.
The rain was supposed to lighten up around 7:00 p.m., and did, but coming in hot on the heels of the passing storm were more clouds bearing bad news for baseball.
LSU wound up cancelling the game well before the scheduled 6:30 first pitch. The game will not be made up this season. LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri said that efforts were made to try and get San Diego to come in for another midweek, but LSU’s five Thursday-Saturday series were a hindrance in achieving that.
LSU has reached out to several Louisiana schools that were also rained out tonight to look for a makeup game, but as of now there’s nothing on the line for the Tigers. Mainieri confirmed that Southern is off the table, as none of LSU’s available dates matched up with Southern’s.
Mainieri also confirmed that Fr RHP Zach Hess, the scheduled LSU starter vs San Diego, will instead start Wednesday night’s game vs McNeese on the road in Lake Charles.