South Carolina Baseball: Rival game against Clemson officially postponed due to train

South Carolina baseball's opening game of the rivalry series against Clemson has been postponed due to rain.

South Carolina baseball star Ethan Petry
South Carolina baseball star Ethan Petry / Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News / USA

As rain beat down on rooftops across Columbia all day, South Carolina baseball fans were bracing themselves for bad news on Friday. (In the late afternoon, that bad news finally came: Game 1 of the rivalry series between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers was being postponed due to the bad weather.

Originally scheduled for 7:00 on Friday night at Founders Park, all-day rain showers caused University of South Carolina officials to call the game. If the two teams' schedules allow for it to happen, the two Palmetto State rivals will attempt to make up the missed game at Founders Park during the mid-week sometime later on in the season.

Game 2 is believed to be on pace to be played. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 on Saturday. The game will be played at Segra Park (home of the Columbia Fireflies, a Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Kansas City Royals). It will be broadcast on the ACC Network+. Game 3 is set for 1:00 on Sunday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson. It also will be streamed on the ACC Network+.

More bad weather could affect the series on Saturday and Sunday, but, as of now, there are clear skies projected during the games. Rain likely will hit Columbia and Clemson before and after the two games.

The annual rivalry series between the Gamecocks and Tigers is among the best in all of college baseball, but there have been instances in which it hasn't been played at its 3-game fullest. The most recent occurrence of this was in 2021 when the Clemson-hosted game was cut because of bad weather. It was not made up later in the year.

There have been no announcements as to whether or not the team's pitching rotations are affected by the postponed game.

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