Southern Breaks Ground on $1.4 Million Baseball Facility

Southern University yesterday held a groundbreaking for its new $1.4. million baseball facility. Officials say the new facility is a long-awaited addition to the school’s athletic outlay, and will spur recruiting to one of the SWAC’s most storied baseball programs. From the release:

Southern University Chancellor James L. Llorens said the facility will be a showpiece for the Baton Rouge campus and set Southern apart from a number of programs in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. He also praised Cador for his relentless effort to get the facility and to fight through “red tape.”

“The chancellor and I have had some discussions and we do think the new facility will open new doors in the area of recruiting,” (Head Baseball Coach Roger) Cador said. “We now can recruit kids that we couldn’t reach at first and hopefully I can be around one more time to see a SWAC championship.”

The facility is scheduled to be finished in January 2014.