The Tulane baseball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead Friday night over UAB but will have to wait a day to finish the game thanks to a power outage caused by fire ants overrunning one of the electrical units at Young Memorial Field in Birmingham. You read that correctly: Fire ants are officially the reason for a baseball game being suspended.
Both teams will resume the game Saturday afternoon with two outs in the top of the third. The day’s scheduled game will be played afterward. Presumably, copious amounts of Raid will be used by then.
Thanks to the intrepid work of CBS 42’s B.J. Millican, we have up-close video footage of the ants causing the damage: