The entire Southern League season could still fall victim to the same fate, but even if the Shuckers don’t take the diamond in 2020, MGM Park could still have baseball as soon as June or July.
Gulfport Assistant Baseball Coach Colton Caver tells News 25 his Deep South Collegiate League could play as many as 12 games in Biloxi.
In less than two months’ time, the first year start-up has become the one-stop-shop for baseball that will actually be played this summer with more than four states represented and about one-third of the 150 players hailing from the Gulf Coast.
All the more reason to bring baseball back to the diamond as soon as possible, pending this week’s final decision. “Yeah, so I think the possibility of playing at MGM Park is very likely, just considering some of the demand for baseball on the Coast. You’ve got a brand new stadium basically, that’s used to holding 70-80 games a year for Minor League players, and now – unfortunately – that’s probably not going to happen. So I guess the next best thing to have there is college baseball players playing, fans in attendance, having fun on a Saturday and Sunday, bringing all the family and kids.”
Tomorrow night at 9 and 10 on WXXV, we’ll have the full story on the Deep South Summer Collegiate League, set to start on June 13th.