OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — After a weather delay of more than three and a half hours, Thursday night's College World Series game between Texas & Virginia started at 9:46 p.m. on ESPN2. It's latest that a CWS game has started since June 7, 1997 when LSU beat Alabama, 13-6, in a contest that started at 11:40 p.m. and ended at 2:55 a.m.
With lightning in the area, fans were asked to leave their seats at TD Ameritrade Park & head for the concourse around 6 p.m.
The winner of tonight's game will face Mississippi State on Friday at 6 p.m.
In Bracket 1 on Wednesday, reigning champ Vanderbilt rallied from a 4-0 deficit to eliminate Stanford on a walk-off wild pitch, 6-5. The Commodores will face NC State on Friday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2. The Wolfpack put itself in the driver's seat in Bracket 1 by beating Vandy, 1-0, on Monday. Vanderbilt would need to beat NC State twice, once on Friday & once on Saturday in order to advance to next week's CWS Finals.