Smokies Begin Southern League Championship Series on Wednesday

Brooks Raley will get the start in Game 2 of the SLCS. Photo courtesy Roger C. Hoover

The Tennessee Smokies will begin a five game series against the Mobile BayBears on Wednesday evening in their quest to become the 2011 Southern League Champions. Tennessee has found themselves in the SLCS for the third season in a row but were unable to take home the Billy Hitchcock Trophy in their last two attempts. The Smokies will face the BayBears down at Hank Aaron Stadium for Games One and Two, then after an off day on Friday, Sept. 16, they will return the Smokies Park to finish off the series. Tennessee will host Game 3, and if necessary Games 4 & 5, at Smokies Park beginning on Saturday, September 17. An updated schedule, as well as pitching matchups and promotions are as follow:

Game Schedule:
Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 14 @ Hank Aaron Stadium – 8:05 p.m. EST
Game 2: Thursday, Sept. 15 @ Hank Aaron Stadium – 8:05 p.m. EST
Game 3: Saturday, Sept. 17 @ Smokies Park – 7:15 p.m. EST
Game 4: Sunday, Sept. 18 @ Smokies Park – 5:00 p.m. EST
Game 5: Monday, Sept. 19 @ Smokies Park – 7:15 p.m. EST
Probable Pitching Matchups: (Stats reflect playoffs only)
Game 1: RHP Marco Carrillo (0-0, 0.00) @ LHP Patrick Corbin (0-1, 30.37)
Game 2: LHP Brooks Raley (0-0, 12.27) @ RHP Jarrod Parker (1-0, 3.00)
Game 3: LHP Tyler Skaggs (0-0, 1.29) @ RHP Ryan Searle (0-0, 18.00)
Game 4: TBD @ RHP Trey McNutt (1-0, 3.60)
Game 5: TBD @ TBD
Smokies Park Promotions:
Saturday’s Game 3 will begin at 7:15 p.m.  We will open the gates at 3:30 and play the UT/Florida game on the video board.  We will also be having post game fireworks following Saturday’s game.
SLCS on the Radio:
Game 1: Wednesday – The Sports Animal (AM 990)
Game 2: Thursday – The Sports Animal (AM 990)
Game 3: Saturday – Internet Only (
Game 4: Sunday – The Sports Animal (AM 990)
Game 5: Monday – The Sports Animal (AM 990)

Game tickets for Games 3, 4 & 5 of the Southern League Championship Series at Smokies Park are now on sale, and can be purchased online at or by calling (865) 286-2300.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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