Bad weather forces CWS final to be postponed until Thursday

Coastal Carolina's Zach Remillard celebrates scoring on a G.K. Young two-run single in the eighth inning in Game 2 of the NCAA Men's College World Series finals baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Young was out at second base. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The College World Series championship game between Coastal Carolina and Arizona has been postponed until Thursday at 1:08pm because of inclement weather in the Omaha, Nebraska area.

NCAA officials waited 2 hours, 23 minutes after the scheduled start time to postpone the game. More rain and lightning were forecast for the area in the early morning hours, meaning a delay would have been likely.

The best-of-three series is tied at a game apiece. Coaches Gary Gilmore of Coastal Carolina (54-18) and Jay Johnson of Arizona (49-23) agreed with the decision to play Thursday.

Neither announced whether their pitching plans would change with the extra time off. Coastal Carolina was to start Alex Cunningham (10-4) against Arizona’s Bobby Dalbec (11-5). Both pitched on Saturday.

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