Saturday’s Rain Showers Push Baseball Contest to Sunday; Doubleheader to Start at Noon
April 16, 2011
TOWSON, Md. - - Current rain and the threat of thunderstorms early Saturday morning has cancelled the University of Delaware baseball game at Towson, which was already rescheduled to 11 a.m. to try and beat the weather system.
Instead, the two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday, starting at noon. Colonial Athletic Association rule mandates that any conference doubleheader on Sunday be played as one seven-inning contest, followed by a nine-inning contest.
Head coach Jim Sherman will keep his rotation the same starting tomorrow, as Danny Gatto will head to the mound at noon to start things off for the Delaware (19-14, 11-5 CAA). Chad Kuhl will follow with the start in the second game of the afternoon.
Delaware slugged its way through the first game of the series, defeating Towson (13-19-1, 7-9 CAA), 16-7, in the first game of the three game series. Delaware hit six home runs on the afternoon, led by Dave Anderson who tied a program record by becoming the 20th Blue Hen to hit three home runs in one game.
The Blue Hens remain in first place in the CAA with the win, but are closely followed by Old Dominion, as they defeated Georgia State on Friday. UNC Wilmington stayed in the top of the pack as well with a 7-4 decision over William & Mary. James Madison is idle in the CAA, playing a weekend series against UNC Greensboro this weekend.Back To Baseball Home Baseball Story Archive