By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network
The Tennessee Smokies and Pensacola Blue Wahoos will square off for the first time on Monday night, playing a doubleheader at Smokies Park beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Smokies are coming off a series loss to the Jacksonville Suns, and have lost their last three games.
Starting for the Smokies in game one is left-hander Eric Jokisch, who is 6-2 with a 2.89 ERA in 2012. Starting game one for the Blue Wahoos is right-hander Mark Serrano, who is 6-2 wiht a 2.77 ERA this year.
In the second game Tennessee will start left-hander Casey Harman, who is 0-3 with a 6.55 ERA and is making his first start this season for the Smokies. Pitching for Pensacola in game two is southpaw Tony Cingrani, who is 5-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 2012.
Fans can listen to the games 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 5:15 p.m. on the Smokies Radio Network.
Tonight’s broadcast of the first game of the doubleheader will air on our affiliate station ESPN 106.3 FM in Sevierville, plus the Smokies mobile app. Coverage on the Smokies Radio Network’s flagship station The Sports Animal WNML AM 990, FM 99.1 and 99.3 will begin at 7 p.m. Click the link below to listen live online.