MSU-North Carolina game postponed until Tuesday

Published 9:40 pm Monday, June 18, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State was facing the prospect of a long night Monday, as rain and thunderstorms swept over TD Ameritrade Park and the College World Series.

The NCAA decided they’d have an early morning instead.

Monday night’s game between Mississippi State and North Carolina was postponed until Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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The elimination game between Oregon State and Washington on Monday was interrupted for 4 hours, 31 minutes in the sixth inning because of storms in the Omaha area.

A threat of more rain Monday night, plus the possibility of a late start time, led the NCAA to reschedule North Carolina-Mississippi State. NCAA rules dictate that no College World Series game can start after 11 p.m. The Oregon State-Washington game — which began at 1 p.m. — did not wrap up until nearly 9:30 p.m., and there was a scheduled one-hour break between games.

Three games are now set for Tuesday. Texas will play Florida in an elimination game in the afternoon, and Arkansas faces Texas Tech in a Bracket 2 winners’ game at night.

Monday’s weather delay continued a trend of marathon games during the afternoon session of this College World Series. Saturday’s opener between North Carolina and Oregon State lasted 4 hours and 28 minutes, a CWS record for a nine-inning game.

On Sunday, another rain delay halted the afternoon game between Texas and Arkansas for 2 1/2 hours.