The no. 6 Hurricanes are still waiting to open play at the Coral Gables Regional.
After both Friday’s games were postponed, the Hurricanes’ game against Canisius on Saturday was rescheduled to 5:00 p.m. after it was scheduled for 12:00 p.m. following Friday’s postponement. Arizona and Mississippi are scheduled to start 55 minutes after the conclusion of the Miami-Canisius game.
Heavy rain with flash flooding and tropical storm warnings have swept across South Florida for the past two days, delaying Miami’s first home region since 2016.
There are six, possibly seven games played in a regional league. No further announcements of timetable changes were announced.
In 2010, the Coral Gables Regional was played over five days, ending late Tuesday night.
head coach Gino DiMare spoke about the Grounds crew during the pre-regional press conference.
“Our ground team is excellent,” said the head coach Gino DiMare said. “Eric is our boss. He takes a level of pride in what he does that I have never seen in any other area of work. He is ahead of everyone else on the field. He’s the last one here. He often spends the night here, often here in the park. He’s maybe more fired up than anyone, this is his first regional league as a Head Grounds guy. He did an incredible job preparing the field. I think our playing surface is better than ever. He and his crew are doing an excellent job. With the weather as it could be and we’ve had issues with the weather before, he’ll be able to handle it. He’s had practice with it.”
Third baseman Yohandy Morales discussed the keys in dealing with weather delays.
“We all have to be focused and not let the main goal, which is to win the game, affect us (the weather),” said Morales. “Don’t go out. Just because the rain is coming doesn’t mean we have to stop what we’re doing. We just have to stay focused. Don’t come out and go to the game afterwards.”
Neither Miami nor Canisius have announced a starting pitcher for the game, although it’s likely the Golden Griffins will leave with ace Matt Duffy, who had a heavy workload last weekend and the extra day off from not playing on Friday will be beneficial could.