Vanderbilt baseball postpones season opener due to inclement weather

Vanderbilt baseball will not open its season on Friday as planned, as inclement weather has forced them to postpone a game.

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Baseball starts practice on Friday, Jan. 29. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

Simon Gibbs, Sports Editor

Vanderbilt baseball has postponed its opening day matchup with Wright State due to inclement weather, the program announced in a press release Thursday.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19 at 4:30 p.m. CST, and a makeup date has not yet been announced.

“Vanderbilt will continue to monitor and evaluate weather conditions, as a decision on updated dates and game times will be announced at a later time,” the press release reads. “The two teams have agreed on extending the series to Monday if needed.”

The three-game series with Wright State was scheduled to span from Friday to Sunday, but head coach Tim Corbin on Wednesday alluded to the possibility of rescheduling Friday’s game to Monday if necessary.

“I think there’s potential for [the first game to be pushed back to Monday],” Corbin said in a press conference. “[Wright State hasn’t] left yet. They’re still on their campus, and we’re just trying to stay in close communication with them understanding that that series could potentially affect their next series and could affect our (midweek game) against Western Kentucky and so on. There’s a domino effect to it.”

Corbin proceeded to note that the Horizon League, Wright State’s conference, does not typically permit midweek games. If Vanderbilt and Wright State are forced to postpone Saturday’s contest too, the two programs may not be able to reschedule the contest.