By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The Tennessee Smokies will try to get back on the winning track after a pair of tough losses the past two nights against the Birmingham Barons.
Yesterday Birmingham scored eight runs in the top of the first, en route to a 13-6 victory in the third game of the series.
The Barons lead the series two games to one, and can clinch a series win with a victory in either of the remaining games at Smokies Park.
Tennessee will send right-hander Dallas Beeler to the mound in Friday’s 7:15 p.m. game. Beeler is 2-5 with a 4.25 ERA this season. Starting for the Barons is southpaw Matt Wickswat, who is 1-4 with a 11.13 ERA this season with Birmingham.
Come be a part of history at the 7:15 game on Friday. Make sure to arrive early; the Smokies will attempt to set a new world record by having the most people whistling at once during pregame. You might feel like you’re watching the game in Chicago as the concession stands will sell Chicago style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches as part of All Things Chicago Night. Stick around after the game for another fireworks extravaganza, presented by the Knoxville News Sentinel, Pepsi, Coors Light, WIVK 107.7, and WVLT TV-8.
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-Mayer Pregame Show beginning at 7 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.