Alabama baseball, Georgia in weather delay in 2022 SEC Tournament
HOOVER — Alabama baseball and Georgia had two rain delays in the 2022 SEC Tournament.
The game was set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Then, the game didn't start until 10:05 a.m. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs played 2½ innings before a second rain delay hit at about 11:15 a.m.
It lasted just over two hours and the game resumed at 1:21 p.m.
Alabama held a 5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third when the rain delay hit. The Crimson Tide grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning with three hits. Georgia's starting pitcher Luke Wagner lasted only 1⅓ innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 earned runs and 2 walks.
For the first delay, the matchup was pushed back 15 minutes as light rain began to fall during warmups. Then heavier rain started to fall in Hoover at about 9:30 a.m., and most fans took cover. The game was then officially announced as a weather delay.
The tarp was brought out as the heavy rain began to fall. It stayed for about 10 minutes once the rain slowed.
The tarp returned at about 11:15 as light rain began to fall again.
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