Keeping Score

Biloxi bids to host C-USA baseball tournament

BILOXI - Southern Miss athletic director Bill McGillis said Wednesday that Biloxi has put in a bid to host the 2015 Conference USA baseball tournament at the new minor league stadium under construction on U.S. 90.

USM also submitted a bid last month to host the 2015 C-USA Tournament in Hattiesburg.

Biloxi hopes to host the tournament over a three-year stretch. Tim Bennett, part owner of the Milwaukee Brewers Double-A franchise set to move to Biloxi for the 2015 season, was part of the team that attracted the C-USA Tournament to Trustmark Park in Pearl from 2011-12.

Team officials say that construction is ahead of schedule at this point after previous delays due to budget concerns. Bennett said Tuesday that it could still be ready for April if construction goes smoothly.

The Conference USA Tournament will take place in late May. Last year's tournament began on May 21 in Hattiesburg.