Braves Homer Past Jumbo Shrimp

Jumbo Shrimp drop series opener 8-2

The Mississippi Braves are in Jacksonville, Florida taking on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and John Lynch was at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville with My9oh4 as Wednesday night was Bark In THe Park and Lockedin Magazine Loves Our four Legged Friends. 

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Ryan Casteel and C.J. Alexander each homered twice for Mississippi to allow the Braves to bury the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 8-2 in Wednesday’s series opener from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Ray-Patrick Didder singled and stole second before Riley Unroe walked against Jacksonville (54-61, 25-20) starter Pablo Lopez (0-3) in the top of the first. After a fly out, Casteel blasted a three-run shot for the game’s first runs. Two batters later, William Contreras walked. Alexander then crushed a two-run shot to make it 5-0 in favor of Mississippi (56-58, 22-23).

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League’s Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit

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