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Heavy rain washes out TCU’s series opener against Texas

TCU players pull up the infield tarp after a thunderstorm forced Friday’s game to be postponed.
TCU players pull up the infield tarp after a thunderstorm forced Friday’s game to be postponed. Star-Telegram

The storm that passed through Tarrant County on Friday forced the postponement of the opener of TCU’s Big 12 baseball series against Texas.

The teams will play two games Saturday, at noon and 4 p.m.

Fans with tickets to Friday night’s game can use them for the noon game Saturday, but the stadium will be cleared before the 4 p.m. game. Fans must hold tickets for the regularly scheduled Saturday game to enter for the 4 p.m. game.

The noon game will not be televised. The 4 p.m. game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest, as scheduled.

Shortly before the scheduled start Friday, torrential rain and high winds hit Lupton Stadium. Fans huddled on the bottom concourse and in offices as sirens sounded. Police officers and security personnel directed people to safety.

In the parking lot, trash bins, signs and paper were scattered about, evidence of the high winds that roared through the area.

When the weather cleared, TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle and Texas coach Augie Garrido met in the outfield, where stadium workers and team personnel were trying to move water off the field. Although the infield was covered with the tarp, the outfield apparently was unplayable.

Tyler Alexander was scheduled to pitch for TCU (31-8, 7-5 Big 12) against Parker French for Texas (22-19, 8-7). Preston Morrison is scheduled to start Game 2 for TCU against Ty Culbreth for Texas.

Carlos Mendez

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