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Rain Alters Schedule on Opening Day of the NFCA Division I Leadoff Classic

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The 2014 NFCA Division I Leadoff Classic officially got underway on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Eddie C. Moore Park in Clearwater, Fla.

Unfortunately, the softball action later succumbed to poor weather conditions as a storm front began moving through the local area at approximately 3:55 p.m.

To access the updated tournament schedule, please click this link or this PDF document.

With conditions deteriorating, the decision was made by tournament officials to halt play and resume the (in progress) 2:30 p.m. ET round of games at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday morning. Friday's 5 p.m. ET round of contests have now been moved to 9 a.m. Sunday. 

Before the rains came, four games had been completed as No. 20 Louisiana Lafayette topped Illinois State (10-4), Hofstra defeated Connecticut (7-3), DePaul outlasted Massachusetts (4-2) and James Madison beat Rutgers (5-2).

Saturday's resumed contests (10 a.m. ET) will include USF vs. Illinois State (USF leads 1-0, 4th), DePaul vs. Connecticut (DePaul leads 7-0, 5th), College of Charleston vs. Massachusetts (C of C leads 7-0, 3rd) and James Madison vs. No. 20 Louisiana Lafayette (JMU leads 2-0, 2nd).