Upgrades to Co-Lin's Sullivan Field begin

by Scarlett Hart

WESSON — Copiah-Lincoln Community College has begun facility upgrades — which will include new dugouts, infield turf, field and drainage improvements, new bull pens, a new backstop, new fencing and new lighting — at Sullivan Baseball Field.

“We are very excited to start phase one of these upgrades,” Co-Lin Athletic Director Bryan Nobile said.

“This is something that many, many people have worked hard on behind the scenes for quite some time. These upgrades are much needed, and we are looking forward to having our guys compete on a brand-new field.”

Local contractor Paul Jackson and Sons was awarded the contract for the work.

Demolition is currently under way with facility upgrades to be completed by early spring 2023.

“I believe the upgrades we’re making will allow us to attract high-level baseball players,” new Co-Lin Head Baseball Coach Adam Chamblee said.

“Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our Board of Trustees and college administration. We’re extremely thankful that they’re making such exciting things happen.”

Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon Sims said the institution’s trustees are to be congratulated for their support of facility upgrades to propel the Wolf Pack baseball program into the next era.

Individuals, families, businesses or groups are invited to purchase commemorative brick columns at Sullivan Baseball Field for $6,000 each.

Other opportunities for naming are also available upon request and are subject to approval by school trustees.

For more information on purchasing a column or exploring other naming opportunities, contact Angela Furr, executive director of the Co-Lin Foundation, at 601-643-8332.

Donations for the baseball facilities upgrades or other athletic facilities upgrades can be sent to the Co-Lin Foundation at P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191 or online at www.colin.edu/alumni-foundation.

Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent of IRS regulations.