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If you want tickets for the MSU-Southern Miss series, be prepared to open your wallet

Mississippi State shortstop Ryan Gridley waits on the throw as Taylor Braley of Southern Miss is forced out at second during Hattiesburg Regional Tournament on June 5, 2017, at Pete Taylor Park.
Mississippi State shortstop Ryan Gridley waits on the throw as Taylor Braley of Southern Miss is forced out at second during Hattiesburg Regional Tournament on June 5, 2017, at Pete Taylor Park. ttisbell@sunherald.com file

Single-game tickets finally went on sale to the general public for the Mississippi State-Southern Miss baseball series Thursday morning, but they didn't last long.

USM announced at 8:30 a.m. Thursday that the series, which is being called the Mississippi Farm Bureau Classic, is already sold out. There were approximately 100 tickets available for purchase on Thursday and they were gone in less than 10 minutes.

The series will be played Feb. 16-18 at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg, with first pitch for the series opener set for 4 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday games will both start at 1 p.m.

USM has already set a new record for season ticket sales with about 1,600 sold for the 2018 campaign. The previous mark was just short of 1,500 prior to the 2005 season.

The Mississippi State baseball program apparently wasn’t too impressed that tickets were sold so quickly on Thursday, sending out a tweet acknowledging USM’s announcement with a rolling eye emoji.

There are single-game tickets available via online ticket exchanges like StubHub and VividSeats, but you have to be prepared to put down a fair amount of cash. Ticket prices for the series opener on StubHub range from $50-$250. For the Saturday afternoon game, ticket prices range from $100 to $300.

General admission tickets for Southern Miss home games are typically $15 at Pete Taylor Park, which has a capacity of 4,400.

Patrick Magee: 228-896-2333, @Patrick_Magee

Game plan

Who: Mississippi State vs. Southern Miss

When: 4 p.m. on Feb. 16, 1 p.m. on Feb 17 and 1 p.m. on Feb. 18

Where: Pete Taylor Park, Hattiesburg

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