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Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Southern coach Roger Cador talks with his team before the start of a game against Grambling at Lee-Hines Field.

Southern baseball will have to wait just a little longer to play its first regularly scheduled home series.

Weather concerns forced coach Roger Cador to postpone Friday’s opening game against Selma University back to Saturday.

The Bulldogs were originally scheduled to travel to Baton Rouge for a single game Friday and a doubleheader Saturday. Instead, they’ll play one game on Saturday and a doubleheader Sunday.

Cador said Saturday’s game is tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m., but that could change to later in the evening depending on how much rain hits Lee-Hines Field.

Times have not been set for Sunday.

“That happens in life on occasion,” Cador said. “As it pertains to weather, you have no control over that.”

This weekend was supposed to be Southern’s home opener, but Grambling was unable to have its ballpark ready in time for the teams’ Southwestern Athletic Conference series two weeks ago, forcing Southern to host the games instead.

The delay is only the latest bump in what has been a challenging first month of the season for the Jaguars. Southern is 3-11 to start the year and is fresh off a 9-8 loss to Nicholls State on Wednesday.