OMAHA, Neb. — The College World Series championship game between Coastal Carolina and Arizona was postponed until Thursday because of inclement weather on Wednesday night.

NCAA officials waited 2 hours, 23 minutes after the scheduled start time to postpone the game. More rain and lightning were forecast for the area in the early morning hours, meaning a delay would have been likely.

Coaches Gary Gilmore of Coastal Carolina (54-18) and Jay Johnson of Arizona (49-23) agreed with the decision to play Thursday.

Neither announced whether their pitching plans would change with the extra time off. Coastal Carolina was to start Alex Cunningham (10-4, 3.64 ERA) against Arizona’s Bobby Dalbec (11-5, 2.65). Both pitched on Saturday.