There is still no word on whether the FGCU fan in a Fort Myers Buffalo Wild Wings has been identified after pressing the sprinkler button one too many times, canceling Wednesday night’s game at the USF Baseball Stadium.
Originally a 6:30pm first pitch, the game was first delayed for about half an hour because of rain and lightning in the immediate area. Your standard delay. Groundskeepers and field staff pulled the tarp and readied the field for a 7:05pm first pitch, and it looked like we would have a baseball game.
Not so fast.
Following the watering of the infield, a busted water valve directly behind the pitcher’s mound began flooding the entire infield, which forced the game into another delay.
The valve continued guzzling water onto the infield for 10 minutes, creating giant puddles all over the base paths. The main line was never located, and the field continued to flood before USF officials decided to cancel the game.
USF entered the game 0-7 all-time against FGCU in Tampa. And unfortunately for the Bulls, it’s going to stay that way.
With just two weeks left in the regular season, the game will not be rescheduled. The Bulls (34-10, 9-6 American) lost to the Eagles (31-16, 7-8 ASUN) 2-1 on the road earlier in the season.
Beginning Friday night, USF will play the final home series of the year against East Carolina. A crucial, and hopefully dry, three games.