PEARL, Miss. - The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (18-27) and Mississippi Braves (20-25) were suspended due to rain and wet grounds going to the top of the third inning with Jacksonville leading Mississippi 2-0 at Trustmark Park on Wednesday night.
The clubs will resume the game and play it to its full nine innings on Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. eastern / 5 p.m. central, and then after that contest is complete there will be a 30-minute break before a seven-inning game will be played as the second game of the five-game series.
Jacksonville built an early lead thanks to starting pitcher Nick Neidert, who collected an RBI single to put the Jumbo Shrimp in front 1-0. This was followed by a sacrifice fly from Mason Davis that grew the lead to 2-0. Neidert then struck out the side in order in the bottom of the second before the tarp was put on the field and the game went into delay.
Fans can listen to Thursday's games on the Jumbo Shrimp Network presented by Community First, beginning at 5:45 p.m. eastern with the pregame show "Shrimp On Deck" locally on Sunny 102.3 FM, on the TuneIn Radio app, and www.jaxshrimp.com.
The Jumbo Shrimp return to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Tuesday, May 29, for the opener of a five-game series with Pensacola. Gates open at 6 p.m. for Community First Credit Union Two-for-Tuesday, when tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First members using a CFCU credit or debit card, and fans can learn about the Jumbo Shrimp VISA® Debit Card on the concourse. Coors Light $2 Tuesday means $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. Coors Light. Small sodas are $1 at the concession stands. Painting With A Twist will offer a painting class during the game, which fans can purchase in advance in a package including Sky Deck seating and a picnic buffet. Space is limited. The package is on sale at tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal (password "TWIST").
ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy, and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.
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