Feb. 17, 2012
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Steady rain showers throughout the afternoon Friday led to unfavorable field conditions at Jack Russell Stadium and forced the postponement of Purdue baseball's season opener against Cincinnati. The Boilermakers and Bearcats will now play Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.
The game was originally set for a 1 p.m. first pitch Friday at Jack Russell Stadium. Rain showers began about noon, pushing back the start of the game twice, first to 4 p.m. and then to 7:15. The game was officially postponed about 5:30 p.m.
The Boilermakers will now open their season against Connecticut for the second year in a row. The Huskies are playing Indiana at Al Lang Stadium in Downtown St. Peterburg Friday. Click here for UConn-IU game updates.
The 10 a.m. Minnesota-Louisville game at Jack Russell Stadium was unable to complete the bottom of the ninth inning before heavier rain forced a rain delay. Louisville loaded the bases with Minnesota leading, 7-3.
The Penn State-Seton Hall game set for 4 p.m. at Jack Russell Stadium was moved to a 7:30 p.m. first pitch Al Lang Stadium.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
10 a.m. Games
West Virginia at Northwestern, Al Lang Stadium (WVU, 7-3)
Louisville at Minnesota, Jack Russell Memorial Stadium (MINN, 7-3 in bottom 9th)
South Florida at Ohio State, Walter Fuller Baseball Complex (USF, 5-3)
1 p.m. Games
Pittsburgh at Iowa, Al Lang Stadium (Iowa, 7-5)
Notre Dame at Illinois, Walter Fuller Baseball Complex (UND, 13-12)
Cincinnati at Purdue, Jack Russell Stadium -- Postponed Until Saturday
Connecticut at Indiana, Al Lang Stadium
St. John's at Michigan State, Florida Auto Exchange Stadium
Seton Hall at Penn State, Al Lang Stadium
Pittsburgh at Michigan, Florida Auto Exchange Stadium