MSU softball opens Nusz Park

MSU softball coach Vann Stuedeman, left
Staff Writer

It’s time to play ball at Nusz Park.
Mississippi State’s newly-renovated, $6.4 million softball facility makes its official debut Thursday as part of the season-opening Bulldog Kickoff Classic. MSU hosts Georgia Southern at 5:30 p.m.
“My heart is already starting to pound,” Alexis Silkwood, Mississippi State projected starting pitcher for today’s game, said. “I’m already starting to get nervous, but it’s just so exciting. You can feel the tension in the locker room because the season is here. It’s time to break (the new park) in and just get back out there and grind.”
It has been 295 days since Mississippi State last played a game at the site formerly known as simply the MSU Softball Field. Over the course of that time, 150 tons of structural steel, 104,000 bricks, 60 tons of rebar, 1,400 tons of concrete, 1,100 maroon chairback seats and more have all come together to create Nusz Park.
For more on the Bulldogs opening the season, see the story by Starkville Daily News beat writer Joel Coleman in Thursday's newspaper.