Sports Briefs

Published 12:47 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Franklinton baseball, softball Field of Dreams

Franklinton High School’s baseball and softball teams are hosting the Field of Dreams Extravaganza on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Ten-Ten Club at 1010 Bene St. in Franklinton.

The cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple.

The doors open at 5 p.m. with appetizers being served at 5:30 p.m.

The event will feature a silent auction from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. followed by a live auction.

Money raised will be used to help Franklinton’s baseball and softball programs.

For more information, call Franklinton High School at 985-839-6781 or email Franklinton baseball coach Jeff Tageant at


USM Fall Showcase rescheduled

The Southern Miss baseball Fall Showcase Camp takes place Sunday, Nov. 25.

It was originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, but was moved back because of expected rain that day.

The camp takes place at noon, with sign-in beginning at 11 a.m. It provides a great opportunity for players ranging from high school freshman to junior college sophomores (junior college freshmen must be academic qualifier). Participants will be given a chance to have their skills toned by college coaches receive specific instruction to their defensive position, speed training to improve their 60 time, as well as hitting at Pete Taylor Park. Any pitcher who is a dual player will be able to participate at both positions. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Lunch will not be provided.

The camp will be limited to the first 100 applicants and the cost is $155 per camper.

In addition, the program has announced a Thanksgiving Break Kids Camp, grades kindergarten through eighth, set for Nov. 19-20 from 9 a.m. to noon with registration set for 8:30 a.m., the first day. This camp is a great opportunity to hone fundamental skills before the baseball season begins as well as getting to work with our players and coaching staff.

The cost is $100 and includes a camp T-shirt and will be limited to the first 60 campers.

All camps during the fall will take place at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

Camp registration for all Southern Miss baseball camps can take place at Walkups are welcome. Our camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

For more information, contact Southern Miss assistant coach B.A. Vollmuth at 601-266-6542 or via email at