Games two and three of the Arkansas series have been rained out.
April 24, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark – The remainder of the Southeastern Conference series between the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and the Arkansas Razorbacks has been rained out.
Georgia (40-7, 14-6 SEC) and Arkansas (12-35, 3-20 SEC) battled inclement weather throughout the entire weekend in Fayetteville.
The series was originally slated to begin on Friday, but thunderstorms cancelled play that day and the schedule was altered to play a double header on Saturday. However, the two teams were only able to complete the opening game, which Arkansas won 2-1.
As soon as the first contest ended the skies opened back up leading to the start of game two being delayed as well. The Bulldogs and Razorbacks would eventually take the field for game two, but play in the second contest would be short lived, albeit over a more than six hour span. The game started and lasted just eight minutes before entering a five hour and 14 minute delay, and upon resuming and playing just two more minutes, the game reentered another delay due to the unrelenting rain and field conditions. Eventually, a decision was made to suspend game two until Sunday morning.
However, the constant rain and sporadic thunderstorms continued overnight Saturday and into Sunday leading to the remainder of the series being cancelled.
Up next, Georgia returns to Athens and will host Kennesaw State (28-22) on Wednesday. Prior to the contest between the Bulldogs and Owls, there will be a ceremony officially dedicating the University of Georgia Jack Turner Softball Stadium. A reception for the dedication of the Jack Turner Softball Stadium, named for the late Jack Turner thanks in part to gifts from himself and his son Jimmy Turner, will take place at 5:30 p.m. with the dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting at 6:15 p.m. followed by the game at 6:30 p.m.