By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The Tennessee Smokies begin the second half of the 2012 season against the Jacksonville Suns at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Thursday night.
The Smokies finished the first half 35-35, and tied for second place in the first half standings.
The Smokies begin the second half with a five-game series against the Jacksonville Suns, and this series will be the first of the year between the clubs.
Tennessee will send right-hander Nick Struck to the mound to begin the second half. Struck is 7-6 with a 4.09 ERA in 2012. Starting for Jacksonville is right-hander Omar Poveda, who is 6-2 with a 4.31 ERA.
Fans can listen to the game on the Smokies Radio Network, with the “Voice of the Smokies” Mick Gillispie entering his sixth season as Tennessee’s Director of Broadcasting. The 2010 Southern League Broadcaster of the Year is assisted by Cody Chrusciel, Roger Hoover, Jonathan Guess, and Adam King. Chrusciel and Hoover will host the Pilot Oscar-Meyer Pregame Show beginning at 7:20 p.m. on the Smokies Radio Network.
Tonight’s broadcast will air on the Smokies Radio Network’s flagship station The Sports Animal WNML AM 990, FM 99.1 and 99.3 plus the Smokies mobile app. Click the link below to listen live online.