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Title Game Tonight: September 15 vs. Biloxi

September 15, 2019 - Southern League (SL) - Jackson Generals News Release

Jackson Generals (78-57, North Division Series Champion)

vs. Biloxi Shuckers (82-57, South Division Series Champion)

Sunday, September 15 | 6:05 pm CT | The Ballpark at Jackson

League Championship Series, Gm. 5 (Best of 5) | Series tied, 2-2

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

Biloxi SP: RHP Drew Rasmussen (1-3, 3.54 ERA)

LAST GAME: Jackson, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, fell behind early on Saturday and couldn't recover, stifled offensively in a 4-2 Biloxi Shuckers win at The Ballpark at Jackson. The Generals (2-2) and Shuckers (2-2) will meet on Sunday night at 6:05 p.m. in a decisive Game 5 to determine the winner of the 2019 BC Powder ® Southern League Championship Series.

TODAY'S MATCHUP: This is it: no holds barred, for all the marbles, and all the other clichés. Emilio Vargas was the starting pitcher in last year's title-clinching game for the Generals, and he started in Game 4 of the North Division Series against Montgomery last Saturday as well (6.0 IP, 3 ER). Vargas threw five shutout frames against Biloxi during the regular season, and righties hit just .195 against him on the year. On Biloxi's side, Drew Rasmussen is in his first full pro season, recording a 3.54 ERA in 22 regular season appearances. He pitched poorly against Pensacola in the South Division Series (1.2 IP, 2 ER), and he's had mixed results against the Generals this year (2 games, 4.91 ERA, 3 2/3 IP). The Generals used three relievers last night, including two who threw more than 20 pitches and are likely unavailable tonight (Junior Garcia and Cole Stapler); by contrast, Biloxi used four relievers, with only two of them throwing 20+ pitches (Tyler Spurlin and Daniel Brown).

WHAT IT WOULD MEAN: If Jackson were to win, the Generals would become the third Southern League team since 2000 to win back-to-back championships, following the '06-'07 Montgomery Biscuits and the '11-'12 Mobile BayBears. The Generals would earn their fourth franchise title overall and second as an Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate; it would also be the first Southern League title for manager Blake Lalli, who made three SLCS appearances as a player with the Tennessee Smokies ('09-'11) without winning a ring. The Generals would become the third D-backs affiliate to win a title this year, joining the Visalia Rawhide of the California League (who snapped a championship drought of 40 years last night), and the Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League (who won earlier this week with 2018 Generals personnel Javier Colina and Barry Enright leading their coaching staff). Biloxi is seeking their first title in franchise history.

WILLIE NELSON & ALISON KRAUSS, LIVE IN JACKSON!

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 JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com. Don't miss seeing these 2 stars!

TRI-STAR JERSEY AUCTION: LIVE THROUGH SUNDAY!

You know 'em. You love 'em. They're as patriotic as a city named after a president. Get one before they're going, going, gooooooone!

LINK: JERSEY AUCTION

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 Link

|GENERALS TICKETS SUMMARY|

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.

|WEEKLY SPECIALS|

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 JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!


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