Warren Turner Field
2015 will mark the first time the MSSU Baseball Program has played on campus in more than 40 years when the new Warren Turner Field will open on the east side of campus near Fred G. Hughes Stadium and the MSSU softball complex.
The stadium, which will feature seating for 600, will also have a full concession stand, two luxury suites and a top-of-the line press box. Seating for all fans will bring an impressive view as bleachers have been installed on top of both dugouts, as well as on top of the press box, giving fans a view that not may in Division II can claim.
The field will also conside of nothing but turf, allowing for Southern Baseball to have fewer, if not many weather delays or cancellations.
The first games played on the field was February 14, 2015 against Upper Iowa University. A formal dedication of the field occured on April 18, 2015. To view a photo gallery of the event, please click here (Photo Gallery).
Lion Firsts - Firsts at Warren Turner Field
First Game at MSSU Baseball Field - 2/14/15, vs. Upper Iowa (W, 4-3)
First Pitch - Tyler Burgess (Fastball-Strike)
First Hit - Luis Ravelo (Upper Iowa), 2/14/15
First Lions' Hit - Jon Davis (Double), vs. UIU, 2/14/15
First Home Run - Luis Ravelo (Upper Iowa), 2/14/15
First Lions' Home Run - Chris Hoffman, vs. College of the Ozarks, 2/25/15
First Lions' Double - Jon Davis, vs. UIU, 2/14/15
First Lions' Triple - Brett Graham, vs. UIU, 2/14/15
First Lion's RBI, Mitchell Osburn, vs. UIU, 2/14/15
First Run - Mitch Moser (Upper Iowa), 2/14/15
First Lions' Run, Chad Shannon, vs. UIU, 2/14/15
First Lions' win by a pitcher - Nick Pettus, vs. UIU, 2/14/15
First Win - UIU, 2/14/15
First Game Attendance - 671
Largest Crowd - 671, vs. UIU, 2/14/15