Tag Archives: Christian Bethancourt

Braves’ backstop Bethancourt bouncing back

By: Nick Roark Christian Bethancourt was not like many other 16-year-old boys in his native country of Panama.  In March of 2008, Bethancourt was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves. Since then, Bethancourt’s name has been associated with high rankings on various prospect lists, much to take in for a kid […]

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Smokies leave 15 on base in 4-3 loss Friday night

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – Down one run in the ninth inning, the Tennessee Smokies had the winning run at the plate, but were unable to score and fell to the Mississippi Braves Friday night, 4-3, in front of 6,055 at Smokies Park. Tennessee (32-34) collected 13 hits on the night, but unfortunately stranded […]

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Smokies on wrong end of pitcher’s duel Thursday

KODAK, Tenn. – Runs were at a premium in Thursday night’s game between the Tennessee Smokies and Mississippi Braves. Unfortunately, the Smokies fell victim to a late Mississippi run and lost, 3-2, in front of 2,939 fans at Smokies Park. The Smokies fall to 32-33 on the season, while Mississippi improves to 36-30. Smokies starter […]

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