STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi State's Thursday night game with the Auburn Tigers was interrupted and ultimately suspended by lightning and rain. By Southeastern Conference rules, the game will be completed on Friday.
The Diamond Dogs held a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning when the weather caused play to be suspended.
Play will resume in Game 1 after Mississippi State and Auburn play Game 2 of their series on Friday night. That game will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Dudy Noble Field.
In Thursday's Game 1, Wes Rea hit a solo home run for MSU in the bottom of the second to tie the game at 1-1. Auburn jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
After Auburn re-took the lead in the top of the third, the Diamond Dogs responded with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 4-3 lead.
Mississippi State extended the lead to 6-3 in the bottom of the sixth.
MSU wore special caps for Thursday night's game, featuring a large, white "B" on a maroon cap in honor of those killed and injured in the bombing in Boston. The caps will be auctioned off on Friday on HailState.com with proceeds benefiting Boston bomb victims funds.