JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, the Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced on Wednesday that the 2017 BC® Powder Southern League Championship Series has been canceled. Each of the winners of the best-of-five North and South Division Series will be declared Co-Champions for the 2017 Southern League season. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will not host any playoff games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville but will play the Pensacola Blue Wahoos for a South Division title and Co-Championship of the Southern League.
In their inaugural season and playoff run are presented by Community First Credit Union, the Jumbo Shrimp were scheduled to host Games 3-5 of the South Division Series at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, but will no longer host due to the pending weather. Instead Jacksonville will be the home club for Game Three, and if necessary, Four and Five, in the following best-of-five South Division Series playoff schedule:
Game 1 Wednesday Sept. 6, 7:35 p.m. EDT at Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium
Game 2 Thursday Sept. 7, 7:35 p.m. EDT at Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium
Game 3 Friday Sept. 8, 2:05 p.m. EDT at Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium (Jacksonville home team)
Game 4* Saturday* Sept. 9, 2:05 p.m. EDT at Biloxi* MGM Park (Jacksonville home team)*
Game 5* Sunday* Sept. 10, 2:05 p.m. EDT at Biloxi* MGM Park (Jacksonville home team)*
Game dates and times are subject to change based on weather and travel.
The Jumbo Shrimp front office, box office and Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will be closed beginning noon Thursday until after Hurricane Irma passes the area. Office reopening will be posted at www.jaxshrimp.com.
Individual online ticket buyers for the originally scheduled first home playoff game on Friday, Sept. 8, will receive automatic refunds in the coming days. Other individual ticket buyers may obtain ticket refunds by presenting tickets at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office. Jumbo Shrimp ticket plan holders who purchased playoff ticket packages may obtain refunds or choose to have the purchase applied to a 2018 ticket plan by calling (904) 358-2846. Refunds or 2018 ticket plan deposits may be obtained when the Jumbo Shrimp office reopens after Hurricane Irma passes the area.
UP NEXT: The Jumbo Shrimp's 2017 playoff run presented by Community First Credit Union opens with Game One of the best-of-five South Division Championship Series in Pensacola at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, when Jacksonville right-hander Chris Mazza is scheduled to face Blue Wahoos right-hander Deck McGuire. Fans can listen to playoff games on the Jumbo Shrimp Network presented by Community First, beginning at 7:20 p.m. with the pregame show "Shrimp On Deck" locally on FM 100.3 The Biz and AM 1600, on the TuneIn Radio app, and www.jaxshrimp.com.
ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are beginning a new era of affordable family fun with the 2017 season presented by Community First Credit Union at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. With a new lineup of ticket and group options, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visiting www.jaxshrimp.com.