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Editor James Bennett's column: Oxford's Choccolocco Park becomes softball capital of Alabama

2021 GSC Baseball Championship

Mississippi College’s Gracie Trahan crashes into the tarp and fence as she catches a foul ball. The action was from Friday’s Gulf South Conference softball semifinal game against West Georgia at Oxford’s Choccolocco Park.

Jacksonville State is leaving the Ohio Valley Conference for the Atlantic Sun after this softball season.

So, what now?


Oxford hosted the Gulf South Conference championship last week. This week, the Ohio Valley Conference comes to town. Next week, high school state contenders will play at Choccolocco Park. Junior college Division II teams will be playing for their national title the last week of May.


Oxford's signature softball field holds around 800 fans with seats behind home plate and over the first- and third-base dugouts.


It's 205 feet down the lines on Choccolocco Park's softball field


The lush grass in the outfield stands out as one of Choccolocco Park top features.

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or