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Furman-Elon Series Opener Suspended In 5th Inning, Will Resume Saturday At 10:00 AM

Matt Solter
Matt Solter

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Friday's Furman-Elon Southern Conference series opening baseball game has been suspended in the middle of the fifth inning due to rain and will be resumed Saturday at 10:00 a.m., Paladin head coach Ron Smith announced.

Furman led 4-0 when the game was suspended at 7:57 p.m., and the decision to resume the contest on Saturday was made at 8:57 following a one hour delay.

The Paladins took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Jordan Simpson sprinted home from third on a wild pitch.

Furman bumped its lead to 3-0 in the third on Jake Jones' two-run home run to right field, and stretched it to 4-0 in the fourth on an Andrew MacLatchie sacrifice fly off Elon starting pitcher Lucas Bakker.

Paladin starter Matt Solter allowed only one hit, a fourth inning single, in five innings of work before the suspension, facing only one batter over the minimum.

The suspended game will be followed by Saturday's regularly scheduled game.