Biloxi Shuckers

Shuckers, Jackson State to play April 4 exhibition game

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 The Biloxi Shuckers cheer from the dugout on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD The Biloxi Shuckers cheer from the dugout on Saturday, June 6, 2015. SUN HERALD

BILOXI, MS - The Biloxi Shuckers have added an April 4 exhibition game against Jackson State at MGM Park to the schedule.

The Double-A team will also play an exhibition contest against the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:10 p.m. on April 2 in Biloxi.

The Jackson State game will start at 6:40 p.m. and will last nine innings with both teams providing their own pitchers and using wooden bats.

The Jackson State Tigers are a member of the SWAC and are under 10th-year head coach Omar JOhnson, who is 301-198 at JSU.

"This is a great opportunity for our kids to see baseball at the highest level - against Double-A professional players," Johnson said in a press release. "(Playing at MGM Park) will be the first time many of our kids have had a chance to play on a pro field, and they are excited about the challenge. It's just a great opportunity for our program."

This will be the second of three contests for Jackson State at the home of the Shuckers this season, as the Tigers will face Southern University on March 1 and take on Alcorn State on April 15 at MGM Park.

Tickets for the exhibition game will be general admission with Shuckers season ticket and suite holders receiving free admission to the game. All plan holders will receive additional information regarding this game in the very near future. Tickets will be $7 for the general public.

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