BRISTOL, Tenn. – After holding out for a two-hour rain delay, increasing rains and lightning forced officials to cancel today's game between King College and Lincoln Memorial University. The game will not count toward any standings or statistics and will not be rescheduled.
Lincoln Memorial had a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but a strike of lightning forced teams off of the field before King could take their at bats. Soon after teams took to their respective dugouts, rains followed and persisted over the two-hour rain delay before one final strike of lightning and looming darkness forced the cancelation of the game. The game will not count and will not be rescheduled to be finished.
King has four games remaining on their current homestand, beginning with a three-game series with the Pfeiffer University Falcons. The Tornado and Falcons will begin their series on Friday, April 6, at 12:00 p.m. from the King College Baseball Complex with the second game of the scheduled doubleheader due to start at 3:00 p.m. The two teams will finish up the conference series on Saturday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. before King finishes the homestand with regional opponent Carson-Newman on April 10.
The Tornado are 21-13 overall with a 10-8 Conference Carolinas record. They are currently third in the West Division with a one-game advantage over Erskine College (9-9) and two games Behind North Greenville (12-6). The top six teams by conference winning percentage will advance to this year's Conference Carolinas Tournament, with King presently tied with Pfeiffer for the fourth overall seed. The tournament will take place from April 26-29 at Barton College's Fleming Stadium.