Update: Columbus State-Francis Marion series postponed a day

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 16, 2012 

The college baseball gets into full swing this weekend with the Division I schools opening play. Auburn, Georgia, Alabama all at home for three-game series. Georgia Tech opens on the road.

But the best series in the area this weekend could be found at Columbus State's Ragsdale Field.

Seventh-ranked Francis Marion visits No. 5 Columbus State for the Peach Belt Conference opener for both teams.

The teams were to play a doubleheader Saturday with Game 1 starting at 1 p.m. with a single game Sunday. But with rain forecast for Saturday, the doubleheader has been pushed back to 1 p.m. Sunday. Game is now scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Having a conference series so early in the season is a result of the PBC coaches deciding to increase the number of conference games from 24 to 30. Each team will play 10 of the other 11 PBC foes.

CSU has gotten off to a red-hot start. The Cougars are 7-0 and are averaging nearly 14 runs per game. Cameron Scott is batting .704 — an no that is not a misprint — with four homers, seven doubles and 20 RBIs.

Francis Marion started the season ranked No. 1, but has lost three of its first eight games.

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