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Cheer on the Champs: League Champion Generals Release 2019 Schedule

September 24, 2018 - JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A Affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, will play their 2019 home opener on April 10 against the Chattanooga Lookouts, according to a preliminary schedule released by the Southern League. Jackson, the 2018 Southern League champions, will start their title defense with a road series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Thursday, April 4. Though minor details of the schedule have yet to be finalized, fans can access a preliminary copy of the 2019 Ja... Full Story

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Shuckers Set 21 Franchise Records in 2018

September 20, 2018 - BILOXI, MS - After another run to the Southern League Championship Series, the Biloxi Shuckers concluded the 2018 season with 21 new franchise records, including 12 team records and nine individual records. Most notably, the Shuckers won a franchise best 81 games in the regular season, including a record 47 games at home. As a team, the Shuckers offense set a new franchise high in home runs (145), runs scored (581), RBI (535), total bases (1790), slugging percentage (.399), OPS (.721), intentional walks (20) and games pla... Full Story

Demeritte and Toussaint Named M-Braves Players of the Year

September 18, 2018 - PEARL, MS - The Atlanta Braves have announced their 2018 Minor League Award Winners. Mississippi Braves outfielder Travis Demeritte was named the M-Braves' Player of the Year, while right-handed pitcher Touki Toussaint was named Mississippi's Pitcher of the Year. Toussaint also received the Phil Niekro Award for Braves Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and former Mississippi third baseman Austin Riley received the Hank Aaron Award for Braves Minor League Player of the Year. Demeritte, 23, led the club in home runs (17), e... Full Story

Cubs Name Matt Swarmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year

September 18, 2018 - SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE - The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Matt Swarmer has been named the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year. This was Matt Swarmer's second year with Double-A Tennessee as he spent a short time with the club towards the end of the 2017 season. Swarmer, 24, went 9-8 with a 3.22 ERA (46 ER/128.2 IP) in 24 starts between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee. He struck out 135 batters while walking just 21, good for a 6.43 strikeout to walk ratio. He ... Full Story

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