Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU's SEC opener against Alabama is in a lightning delay

The weather just won’t play along.

After a 35-minute lightning delay, LSU-Northwestern State has restarted.

Lightning was detected at 8:35 p.m., putting a stop to action with LSU leading 11-0 in the top of the third inning.

The game started at 7:35 p.m., an hour late after rain delays.

Rain began at about 5:30 at Alex Box Stadium, sending the small crowd to seats beneath the overhang.

This is the fourth LSU game in the past five days to be affected by weather. Last weekend’s series finale against Alabama on Sunday was washed out — the first SEC game canceled for the Tigers in 12 years.

The series opener against Alabama on Friday was postponed to Saturday. The nightcap of a doubleheader Saturday was delayed three hours and didn’t finish until early Sunday morning.

LSU scored seven runs in the first inning, four of them off of a grand slam to right field from Tyler Moore. Moore had a three-run double in the second inning.

Starting pitcher Jared Poché threw eight pitches in a three-batter first inning. He pitched just the one inning, getting a tuneup for his start Thursday in the series opener at Auburn.

LSU is set to leave at 11 a.m. Wednesday to bus to Auburn. The Tigers begin their last regular-season series Thursday night.