FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The opening game of the Southeastern Conference softball series between No. 12 LSU and Arkansas was suspended Friday by weather and will be resumed at 3:30 p.m. Saturday with the Tigers leading 9-4 in the top of the fourth inning.

With two outs in the inning and LSU batting, play was halted and the field was covered as both teams exited their respective dugouts.

Rain followed along with persistent lightning, extending the delay. After a meeting with officials, it was determined play would be picked up Saturday ahead of the second game of the series, which is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The second game of the series will air on ESPNU.