USM to expand baseball field

By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi will add 1,358 new seats, including 220 deluxe chairbacks and 1,138 bench seats, at its baseball field.

Officials say the length of the grandstand will expand beyond the reaches of each dugout at the Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

Officials say they will build a new weight room under the third-base grandstands.

The improvements are scheduled to be ready in time for the 2012 campaign.