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Esther Choo • The Daily Beacon

Freshman Zach Warren pitches during the game against MTSU on March 3. The game was cancelled during the third inning due to inclement weather.

Inclement weather continues to plague Diamond Vols

The scene before Tennessee’s home opener was hardly picturesque for a baseball game.

But after inclement weather canceled the five previous home openers, Tennessee was determined to overcome Mother Nature to play its first home game.

So when rain began to drizzle at Lindsey Nelson stadium, the Vols placed a tarp over the diamond to shield the turf from further rainwater.

And while the Vols’ efforts to keep the field dry helped start their contest with the MTSU Blue Raiders on time, they once again fell victim to Mother Nature’s powers.

The drizzle turned into a steady downpour ...