WCWS elimination games postponed due to rain

Mother Nature remains present at the Women’s College World Series as Sunday’s elimination games get off to a delayed start.

Due to inclement weather around Devon Park and Oklahoma City, the NCAA has postponed the start of Sunday’s first game between No. 4 Florida vs. No. 14 Alabama postponed until Sunday at 5:00 PM CT. The Gators and Crimson Tide were originally scheduled for a first pitch at 2:00 PM CT.

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Because Florida-Alabama was delayed by three hours, it will truly provide softball fans with a final go-round of Pac-12 After Dark as No. 6 UCLA and No. 8 Stanford are set to battle each other in the nightcap. The NCAA has not released an official start for the Bruins vs. Cardinal, but it won’t start at the original 6:00 PM CT start.

This is the second time the WCWS has started with a weather delay since play began Thursday.

All four teams will be eliminated from the WCWS on Sunday, with the winner of each match moving out of the losers bracket and back into the winners bracket.

Weather updates for Women’s College World Series

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1:34 PM: ACCORDING TO ESPN PR, ESPN2 will feature No. 4 Florida vs. No. 14 Alabama is broadcasting due to the delayed start of the WCWS on Sunday. UCLA-Stanford follows next on ESPN2.

1:30 PM: The NCAA announced that the first pitch between No. 4 Florida and No. 14 Alabama has been postponed until 5:06 PM CT. The ESPN family of networks will still handle broadcast duties.

Weather forecast in Oklahoma City

According to The Weather Channel, severe thunderstorms are currently moving through Oklahoma City and will continue until 3:00 PM CT. Thunderstorms are not forecast to return until around 8:00 PM CT.

Here’s an hour-by-hour forecast for Oklahoma City for the rest of the night according to The Weather Channel:

Note: Rain percentage is in brackets

  • 14.00 hours: Thunderstorms (77%)
  • 3:00 PM: Thunderstorms (62%)
  • 16.00 hours: Partly cloudy (15%)
  • 5:00 PM: Partly cloudy (15%)
  • 6:00 PM: Partly cloudy (7%)
  • 19:00: Partly cloudy (15%)
  • 8 p.m.: Scattered thunderstorms (35%)
  • 9 o’clock in the evening: Scattered thunderstorms (41%)
  • 10 p.m.: Isolated thunderstorms (32%)
  • 11:00 PM: Scattered thunderstorms (43%)
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