Two games were washed out on day one of the NCAA Division 3 College World Series at Fox Cities Stadium and La Crosse wishes their opening round game would have been lost to Mother Nature as well.
Both games on day one featured rain delays. State University of New York – Cortland, won the opener 1-0 over Emory.
La Crosse and Trinity started their game more than two hours behind schedule, then after four innings, waited out a 4-hour, 40 minute rain delay. When play resumed, Trinity picked up where they left off and rolled to a convincing 8-0 win over the Eagles.
La Crosse came into the game hitting .372 and averaging 9.5 runs a game. They would collect nine hits, but the Eagles stranded 13 base runners. It’s the first time in 60 games that La Crosse has been shutout.
Taylor Kohlwey had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 50 games, the second longest streak in NCAA Division 3 history.
La Crosse now moves into the losers bracket. They’re scheduled to face Emory at 4:30 p.m. today.
Two more games have to be played first, just to complete the first round. Whitewater was supposed to open in the late game on Friday night. They are now scheduled to face La Roche of Pittsburgh at 1:15 p.m. today.