Game 1 between LSU and Florida suspended, will resume Saturday morning

Game 1 between LSU and Florida suspended, will resume Saturday morning

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - No. 8 LSU's first game of the series with No. 1 Florida Gators was suspended Thursday night due to severe weather at the Box.

The score was tied at 0-0 in the bottom of the third inning when play was stopped, and LSU rightfielder Antoine Duplantis was up to bat with a runner on second base and one out.

Game 1 will pick back up where it left off at 11 a.m. Saturday and will be a full nine-inning game. No word yet on where the game will be televised.

Game 2 and 3 will be played at the originally scheduled times as the weekend promises to be filled with high drama.

LSU (37-16, 17-10) is on a nine-game winning streak and looking to improve its postseason seeding, while Florida is one game ahead of South Carolina in the SEC East.

The Gators have an impressive 43-9 overall record and are 18-8 in the SEC. Florida has had its struggles away from the Swamp, posting a road record of 12-5 compared to its 29-4 home record and 2-0 neutral site record.

Florida is hitting .284 on the season, including 93 doubles and 44 home runs.

Peter Alonso: .352 batting average, 14 doubles and nine home runs     
Dalton Guthrie: .321 batting average, 13 doubles     
Jeremy Vasquez: .300 batting average, 11 doubles      
Jonathan India: .299 batting average, 12 doubles and three home runs

The pitching staff for the Gators have a 2.92 ERA this season.

Shaun Anderson: 3-0, 1.02 ERA in 26 appearances     
Kirby Snead: 3-1, 2.12 ERA in 33 appearances      
Logan Shore: 10-0, 2.29 ERA in 13 appearances (13 as a starter)    
Dane Dunning: 4-2, 2.68 ERA in 24 appearances (five as a starter)    
A.J. Puk: 2-3, 2.88 ERA in 12 appearances (12 as a starter)


Game 1: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU
LSU: Alex Lange (7-3, 3.76 ERA)  
UF: Logan Shore (10-0, 2.29 ERA)

Game 2: Friday at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network
LSU: Riley Smith (1-0, 7.36 ERA)  
UF: A. J. Puk (2-3, 2.88 ERA)

Game 3: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU 
LSU: Jared Poche' (6-4, 4.00 ERA) 
UF: Alex Faedo (10-1, 3.59 ERA)

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