NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers baseball team has canceled Tuesday's game at Saint Joseph's in Philadelphia after some of its equipment was sprayed with jet fuel over the weekend.
According to a statement posted on the team's website, "the Scarlet Knights are working through an equipment issue that took place in Salt Lake City on the way home from last weekend's series in Arizona."
The Scarlet Knights were on a return trip from Peoria, Arizona, where they won the final game of a three-game set with Washington State. Tevin Murray (2-1) gave up 1 unearned run and two hits over 5 2/3 innings.
The team posted a photo early Monday morning from Salt Lake City International Airport that apparently shows airport personnel discussing the situation.
Later, a message on the team's Twitter account said that "Unfortunately it appears some luggage and equipment is ruined. Still assessing with @Delta on the next steps..."
A tweet after the team landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York stated, "The compromised bags did not make the trip and will be shipped separately."
Delta Airlines responded via Twitter, "Hi, we're sorry to hear about this inconvenience, we'll be happy to check further into this situation. Please DM us the confirmation number and point of contact information."
Rutgers (5-5) is scheduled to play St. Peter's at Bainton Field on Wednesday in Piscataway starting at 2 p.m.
Rutgers and St. John's are looking into finding a make-up date later this season.
Rutgers fans took Twitter to vent their frustration.
"I want an apology from Delta, not an investigation. Issue a written apology along with an open line of credit funded until full restitution of losses is accomplished."