Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Southern's Robinson Morton gets a hit on Sunday against UAPB.


Southern’s baseball season opener at Nicholls State has been postponed from Tuesday until May 5, Jaguars coach Roger Cador said Monday.

Cador said he and Colonels coach Seth Thibodeaux agreed on the postponement Monday morning because of the forecast for freezing temperatures and precipitation in Southern Louisiana on Tuesday night.

“Nobody wants to play in 30-degree temperatures,” Cador said. “You have to be careful so no players get hurt and we’re also concerned about the roads during the bus ride home.”

Southern, which defeated Baton Rouge Community College 6-0 in an exhibition game last Friday at Lee-Hines Field, will open the season against Grambling in the MLB Urban Invitational at 3 p.m. Friday at UNO.

The Colonels, who opened the season by winning two of three at home against Stony Brook last weekend, visit LSU on Wednesday.