NC State-ECU baseball showdown washed out by weather

The highly anticipated game between top-10 in-state rivals at a sold out Doak Field won't be made up

Baseball and rain don't go well together ... at any level of the sport (David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports)

  Top 10 rivals NC State and East Carolina might eventually meet up on the baseball diamond at some point this season.

  But it will have to be in an NCAA tournament regional or super regional.

  That’s because tonight’s highly anticipated showdown between the second-ranked Wolfpack and the No. 8 Pirates at a sold out Doak Field has been cancelled because of poor weather and dangerous field conditions.

  The nonconference game will not be made up.

  It’s a decision that makes sense logistically for State, considering that the Atlantic Division-leaders have a key ACC series against Coastal Division-leading North Carolina looming this weekend.

  Even though the Pirates also have an important conference matchup looming with American Athletic Conference co-leader Houston, coach Cliff Godwin would still like to have found a way to play the game anyway.

  “It’s just disappointing and I hate it for the kids on both teams to not be able to play this game,” Godwin told Ronnie Woodward of the Greenville Reflector. “It would have been a top-10 matchup and a rivalry game played in front of a sold out crowd.”

  Fans with tickets to the game can contact the NC State ticket office at (919) 865-1510 or by email at [email protected] for information about the school’s exchange policy.