The Boston College baseball game against Virginia Tech will start two hours earlier, per a tweet from the school's baseball account.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Tomorrow's rubber match with Virginia Tech has been moved up to 11 a.m. (due to forecasted rain)— BC Baseball (@BCBirdBall) April 30, 2016
The Eagles defeated the Hokies on Saturday, 2-0, to even their three game series at a game apiece. With rain in the forecast for Sunday, the game's start time has been pushed back by two hours to accommodate an inclement forecast.
Weather forecasts originally had the rain coming late Sunday afternoon and evening, pushing the greatest chances for rain back into the 8 PM hour. But more recent forecasts now have the highest chances of rain coming to the Boston area between 3 PM and 6 PM. That would fall directly during the Boston College game at Shea Field.
In addition, temperatures are supposed to drop when the rains come. After a weekend with temperatures in the 50s, temperatures are expected to drop from 55 to 45 between the time that the rain is going to come. By the night in Boston, overnight lows should dip into the mid-to-low 40s.
Winds are also expected to pick up from a breezy morning to a more windy afternoon when the rains arrive.
Boston College will send Mike King to the mound for the Sunday start. King (4-3, 3.47 ERA) will be opposed by a Virginia Tech pitcher to be announced.