Rainbows, Oregon set to play baseball doubleheader tomorrow
Although yesterday’s tsunami warning postponed today’s baseball game between Oregon and Hawai‘i, the visiting Ducks still showed up at Les Murakami Stadium.
The team and traveling party voluntarily evacuated the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Kaläkaua Avenue and spent the day at the stadium, according to a team spokeswoman.
“It wasn’t a forced evacuation,” Oregon baseball sports information director Andria Wentzel said. “Our administration thought it would be best if we left the area.”
The group assembled at the stadium from 8:45 a.m. to about 2:15 p.m., Wentzel said. They listened to tsunami updates on the radio that was piped through the stadium’s public address system.
The teams resume the four-game series at Murakami in a doubleheader tomorrow. The nine-inning first game is set for 1 p.m. with the seven-inning second to start 30 minutes after the end of the opener.
The nightcap is considered the makeup game, so those with reserved seat tickets for the opener must vacate their seat for the second game ticket holder. But spectators with either ticket can stay for both games. The stadium will not be cleared between games.