M-Braves move series to Alabama because of poor field conditions at Trustmark Park

Published 4:29 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2024

PEARL — The Mississippi Braves announced they have moved this week’s series against the Rocket City Trash Pandas to Alabama because of unplayable field conditions at Trustmark Park.

The teams postponed Tuesday’s game, then announced Wednesday that the series would be moved to Toyota Field in

Madison, Ala. — Rocket City’s home park in suburban Huntsville — to give the Trustmark Park grounds crew time to make repairs.

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The M-Braves are scheduled to play on the road next week against Tennessee, and their next home game would be June 25 vs. Montgomery.

“Our grounds crew became aware of field conditions that affected playability and made immediate attempts to remedy the situation in time for our scheduled homestand against Rocket City,” M-Braves general manager Pete Laven said in a statement. “Despite best efforts, the decision was ultimately made to move the series so that we could continue making improvements to the field and prioritize player safety. We apologize for any inconvenience to our fans; our staff and grounds crew are hard to work to return home on June 25 to take on the Montgomery Biscuits.”

The M-Braves and Trash Pandas will play a five-game series June 13-16, with the M-Braves playing as the home team for all five games.

M-Braves fans with tickets for this week’s games can trade them at the Trustmark Park box office for any other 2024 game. Fans with group tickets, suites and party areas will be contacted by the team for their options.

The M-Braves are playing their final season in Pearl. The team announced earlier this year that it will move to Columbus, Georgia, for the 2025 season.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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