Michigan softball is getting set to begin its NCAA Tournament run as a part of the Orlando Regional. First pitch is Friday, and that start time will be a little sooner than originally expected due to inclement weather on the horizon.

Originally scheduled for 3:30 pm ET, the matchup against South Dakota State will now begin at 11 am ET. The Villanova vs. UCF matchup originally set for 6 pm is now scheduled to immediately follow the first game with an estimated start time of 1:30 pm.

According to the forecast, Orlando is due to get thunderstorms in the afternoon and into Friday evening. There is a 32% chance of storms beginning at 11 am that rises to 61% by 2 pm, so it will be interesting to see if the games are played without a hitch.

If Michigan wins, the Wolverines will play Saturday at 11 am. A loss would put the Wolverines in action at 1:30 pm on Saturday. Friday’s action will be aired on ESPN+.