Wahoos, Shuckers set to play as planned for now

Despite the threat of a hurricane, the Southern League South Division playoff series between Pensacola and Biloxi is sticking with its original schedule. At least for now. Game one set for Wednesday night at MGM Park in Mississippi.

League President Lori Webb spoke with both team presidents this morning and an agreement was made that the situation would be revisited Wednesday after Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane, has made landfall. At that time, any damage or continued threat of rain will be assessed.

Biloxi is scheduled to host the first two games of the best-of-five series. Pensacola is hosting the third game Friday before the series shifts back to Biloxi. The fourth and fifth games would be played Saturday and Sunday if necessary. All games are scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

There is an 80 percent chance of rain Wednesday, with thunderstorms likely and heavy and torrential downpours expected at times.

The chance of rain drops to 60 percent Thursday in Biloxi and just a 20 percent chance of rain Friday in Pensacola.

Biloxi won both halves of the league title this season. The Blue Wahoos earned a wild card spot and are the reigning co-champs of the league.

 

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