Heavy rain postpones Oxford Regional

Published 4:52 pm Friday, June 1, 2018

The Oxford Regional will start a day later than expected.

Friday’s games have been postponed because of inclement weather. No. 2 seed Tennessee Tech and No. 3 Missouri State were scheduled to open the regional before Ole Miss and No. 4 seed Saint Louis played the nightcap at Oxford-University Stadium, but heavy rain in the area pushed the double-elimination tournament back a day.

The outfield as well as both bullpens and dugouts were flooded by late Friday afternoon.

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Tennessee Tech and Missouri State will play at noon Saturday before Ole Miss and Saint Louis square off at 6 p.m. Three games will be played Sunday starting with the losers’ bracket game at noon. Saturday’s winners will meet at 4 p.m. with an elimination game set for 8 p.m.

The championship game will be played Monday at noon. An if-necessary game would be played at 6 p.m.

The Oxford Regional is paired with the Austin Regional (Texas, Texas A&M, Indiana, Texas Southern) with those winners set to meet in a super regional.