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Playoffs Gameday: September 7 at Montgomery

September 7, 2019 - Southern League (SL) - Jackson Generals News Release

Jackson Generals (78-57, North Division #2)

Vs. Montgomery Biscuits (88-50, North Division #1)

Saturday, September 7 | 6:05 pm CT

North Division Series, Game 4 (Best of 5) | Jackson leads, 2-1

Generals SP: RHP Emilio Vargas (5-3, 3.78 ERA)

Biscuits SP: LHP Shane McClanahan (1-1, 8.35 ERA)

LAST GAME: Jackson, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, used three home runs and stellar pitching to cut down the Montgomery Biscuits on Friday night, winning 4-0 at The Ballpark at Jackson. The Generals (2-1) are within one win of advancing to the Southern League Championship Series for the second straight year, but the remaining games of the best-of-five series will be played at Riverwalk Stadium, the home park for the Biscuits (1-2).

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TODAY'S MATCHUP: Similar to the circumstances in Game 4 of last year's North Division Series, Emilio Vargas will get the ball with a chance to pitch Jackson into the championship series. The 23-year-old Vargas faltered under these conditions as a 22-year-old in this game last year (3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 3 HR allowed), but he's a year older and coming off a seven-inning effort against Pensacola on August 25 (7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) that ranked among his best this season. He faces 22-year-old Shane McClanahan, who gave up eight earned runs to the Generals on August 15 in 4 1/3 IP. He's allowed 17 earned runs in his last 13 1/3 innings, but the lefty went 10-5 with a 2.46 ERA in 20 appearances between High-A and Low-A. The talent exists for the former first round pick; the proving of that talent is a work in progress.

FOR THE LOVE OF ELLIS-VATION: Third baseman Drew Ellis finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three runs driven in after Game 3 of the NDS, raising his playoff-leading RBI total to seven over three games. Ellis also is tied with Pensacola's Alex Kiriloff for the league lead with three postseason homers, and Ellis leads the circuit with a whopping 1.955 OPS on 16 total bases over 11 at-bats.

Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss Tickets Link


Tickets for Tuesday, September 17th's Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss concert at The Ballpark at Jackson are on sale now by phone, in person, and on our website at Don't miss seeing these 2 stars!

ALL-STAR 2020: On July 29, the Jackson Generals announced that they would play host to the 2020 Southern League All-Star Game at The Ballpark at Jackson, their first All-Star Game since 2011. Manager Blake Lalli was a participant in that 2011 game, which the North Division won 6-3. (CLICK: 2020 SL ASG release)

ALL THE KIDS ARE DOING IT: The Junior Generals Kids Club has been completely revamped this year, with over 300 participants already signed up! New achievement levels are in place, with rewards given to the most loyal fans. Get the most out of your child's time at The Ballpark - sign them up today!

Kids Club 2019 Link


General Admission (GA): $6 in advance, $8 on game day

Reserved Seating: $10 in advance, $12 on game day

Group Picnics: $7/person (plus food) for 15+ people; $6/person for 100+

Suites/Party Decks: Please call the front office for pricing & availability.


Belly Buster Monday Nights:

$16 bottomless popcorn, hot dogs, burgers, ice cream, soda & nachos

$1 Dollar Thursday Nights:

$1 tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, and soda; $1 beer for age 21+

Pay-It-Forward Fridays:

Generals partner with a local non-profit for in-game promotion; call us for details!

The 2020 Southern League All-Star Game is coming to Jackson! Ask about 2020 season tickets and ASG packages today:

Dial 731.988.5299 or log on to!

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