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AUBURN — The Auburn Doubledays’ home opener was cut short Sunday.

The sprinkles turned to driving rain in the top of the second inning, forcing the game against the State College Spikes to be suspended at Falcon Park.

The nine-inning game will continue Monday at 11 a.m. as a part of a doubleheader. The second game of the single-admission doubleheader will be seven innings and begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 1.

The Doubledays trailed 6-5 when the game was stopped.

Auburn opened the scoring in the bottom of the first on a series of unusual plays. Caldioli Sanfler singled, stole second base, advanced to third on a balk and scored on another balk.

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Phil Caulfield followed with a solo homer, and the Doubledays tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the first.

The Spikes — with the help of multiple Auburn errors — plated six runs in the second. Andrew Warner lined a double to left center field to clear the bases to give State College the lead just before the umpires stopped the game.

It’s the second straight day one of the Doubledays’ game has been stopped due to rain. Auburn’s matchup in Batavia was suspended in the top of the first inning and a makeup date hasn’t been announced.

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Sports writer Jeremy Houghtaling can be reached at 315-282-2256 or at jeremy.houghtaling@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @CitizenHough.

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