BATON ROUGE -- The LSU-Northwestern State baseball game scheduled for Wednesday night in Shreveport has been postponed due to the inclement weather conditions in north Louisiana over the past few days.
The game has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at Fair Grounds Field in Shreveport. The teams will also meet in a regularly-scheduled game on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
LSU coach Paul Mainieri said he spoke to Northwestern State coach J.P. Davis after the Tigers' 18-7 win over UL-Monroe Tuesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
"Coach Davis told me the outfield was very soft due to the inordinate amount of rain in Shreveport, and there are more thundershowers forecast for tomorrow night," Mainieri said. "The officials with Northwestern State and the Shreveport Captains thought it would be in everyone's best interest to postpone the game, so we will plan to travel to Shreveport on April 20."
"While we're so disappointed that we won't have the game tomorrow night, we want to make sure that the environment here is the best for the players on both teams and the great fans that helped make this a sellout crowd," Captains VP/General Manager Craig Brasfield said. "We're going to continue work our hardest to make this an event that everyone involved will be proud of."
All tickets purchased for Wednesday's game are good for the April 20 game. No refunds will be issued.
Top-ranked LSU's next scheduled game is at 7 p.m. Friday when the Tigers open a three-game series with Kansas in Alex Box Stadium.