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.