Let’s Play Two . . . Maybe

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–Game Two of the North Carolina-South Carolina super-regional has been suspended until 2:36 p.m. Sunday. The Gamecocks lead 8-5 in the middle of the seventh inning, but UNC seemed to get some momentum going in the top of the inning, scoring two runs and knocking USC starter Arik Hempy from the game. Hempy looked very good at times, striking out seven over 6 2/3 innings of work.

“He was really good at times, and other times he was fighting a bit, but he’s a tough competitor,” South Carolina coach Ray Tanner said. “He competed for us like a veteran guy needs to do.”

If South Carolina holds on to win, the decisive third game will be played at its previously scheduled time–7 p.m. Tanner said his club won’t be affected by the weather delay.

“I’m not concerned about the weather at all,” he said. “This is part of baseball.”