HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WCBI/USM Athletics) – Bad weather in the northeast is forcing cancellation of the season-opening baseball series between Southern Miss and Stony Brook this weekend at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. Instead, the Golden Eagles will travel to Lake Charles, La., for three games against three different opponents to open the 2014 season.
The Golden Eagles now are set to open the campaign for the second consecutive year against Southeastern Conference foe Missouri, Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m., before taking on Chicago State at 7 p.m., later in the day at the home facility of McNeese State, Cowboy Diamond. The Golden Eagles then finish the weekend with a 4 p.m., game against the host Cowboys on Sunday.
“Unfortunately due to the weather all along the east coast, Stony Brook was unable to travel to Hattiesburg this weekend for our series,” said Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry. “Instead, we have worked it out to play three games in Lake Charles against three quality opponents that also had opponents have issues with the weather.”
Tickets for the Stony Brook series may be exchanged for a general admission seat for any other Golden Eagle home game during the 2014 season with the exception of the Feb. 26 Alabama contest.
All three games this weekend can be heard on the Southern IMG Sports Network.