ATHENS, Ga. – Third-seeded Troy’s showdown with top-seeded Georgia in the NCAA Athens Regional has been postponed until Sunday at 12 p.m. (ET) due to the NCAA curfew.
Rain and lightning on Friday pushed Georgia and Campbell’s Regional opener until Saturday at 12 p.m., and a three-plus hour game started the day behind schedule. In the second game of the day, Duke scored 15 runs over the final three innings, including an 11-run ninth inning, to rally from an 8-1 deficit and win 16-8 in a game that lasted 4:21 and included a 97-minute rain delay.
The game between the Trojans and Bulldogs was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. but NCAA rules dictate that no game may start after 11 p.m. local time. Duke finished its comeback at 10:22 p.m. local time and with a mandatory 55 minutes established in between games, the decision from NCAA officials to postpone the game until Sunday was made.
The winner between Troy and Georgia will not play again until Monday against the winner of Sunday’s second game (6 p.m.) between Duke and the loser of Troy and Georgia. Game times for the Regional Final and an if necessary game on Monday will be announced at a later time.
Troy knocked off Duke 6-0 on Friday in the Athens Regional opener, it was Troy’s third straight victory in a Regional opener and first shutout in Troy’s Division I Regional history.