CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The second game of the super regional series between Vanderbilt and Illinois has been postponed until Monday because of storms in the forecast.
Officials told the teams and fans to leave Illinois Field in Champaign on Sunday night as the skies darkened and lightning started flashing. Rain with high winds was expected in the area.
The game was rescheduled for 4 p.m. EDT on Monday, with the third game — if necessary — scheduled for Tuesday.
Defending national champion Vanderbilt (46-19) won the opening game Saturday night 13-0, and needs to win just once more to advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
Illinois (50-9) is making its first super regional appearance. It is the third straight super regional appearance for the Commodores — including last year's national championship season.
It could end up being a big day for players on both teams with the first two rounds of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night.
Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson is in the mix to be the No. 1 overall selection by Arizona, while pitchers Carson Fulmer and Walker Buehler are also expected to be first-rounders. Illinois closer Tyler Jay has also been mentioned as a possibility for the top pick.