The Smokies’ Ryan Dent crosses home plate during his team’s contest against Pensacola  on Saturday.

Smokies clinch series with 7-1 win over Blue Wahoos

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:41 am

KODAK — Tennessee Smokies’ pitcher Felix Pena is making sure history does not repeat itself. In 2014, Pena found out the hard way the confines at Smokies Park were far from friendly as he went 0-3 with an ERA that ballooned to over 16. Conversely, Pena was stellar on the road as he compiled a 2-1 record with a minuscule 1.62 ERA. Pena and the Smokies hope Saturday night’s performance

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  • Smokies open home slate with 5-4 win over Wahoos

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:22 am

    KODAK — They trailed early, but steady pitching and a big fourth inning propelled the Tennessee Smokies to victory over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in their home opener in front of 3,323 fans at Smokies Park Thursday night. “(Starting pitcher) Corey (Black) had a really tough first inning,” Smokies manager Buddy Bailey said. “But he settled in and had three more. We were going to let him go out for

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  • Cubs’ top prospects set to start season with Smokies

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Chicago Cubs 2014 first round pick Kyle Schwarber speaks with the media during the Tennessee Smokies Media Day Event on Tuesday in Kodak.

    KODAK — Big name prospects and Southern League veterans once again populate the Tennessee Smokies roster. The Chicago Cubs farm hands boast three of the team’s top six prospects this season, with catcher and 2014 first round pick Kyle Schwarber leading the way. Returning for a second stint with the Smokies is pitcher C.J. Edwards, who has bounced back from a shoulder injury last year into the bullpen. He’s joined

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  • Smokies ride Batista, take opening series with 10-4 win

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 10:03 am

    PEARL, Miss. – Smokies starting pitcher Frank Batista, in his first professional start since 2010, dominated the Mississippi Braves, holding the home team to just three hits over six innings, while 3B Christian Villanueva cranked two home runs as Tennessee took the rubber match of the season opening series, 8-1 at Trustmark Park on Monday afternoon. The victory for the Smokies (3-2, 3-2) gave Tennessee its first series victory on

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  • Smokies win 6-3, even series with M-Braves

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 10:23 am

    PEARL, Miss. — Smokies first baseman Dan Vogelbach and third baseman Christian Villanueva combined for five hits and five runs driven in, as Tennessee’s early offensive explosion forced a winner-take-all rubber match on Monday afternoon with a 6-3 victory over the Mississippi Braves on Sunday afternoon at Trustmark Park. The win pulled the Smokies (2-2) back to .500 on the season and dropped the M-Braves (2-2) back to .500. The

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  • Smokies drop 8-7 decision against Mississippi Braves

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    PEARL, Miss. — Despite a stellar performance by right fielder Bijan Rademacher and an early 5-0 lead, the Tennessee Smokies dropped their first game of the 2015 season, 8-7, to the Mississippi Braves on Friday night at Trustmark Park. Rademacher was a key cog for the Smokies offense in defeat on Friday night. The 21st-best prospect in the Cubs’ organization according to Baseball America, Rademacher went 3-for-5 with a double

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  • Smokies win season opener over Mississippi Braves

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    PEARL, Miss. — Thanks to dominant performances by catcher Kyle Schwarber and first baseman Dan Vogelbach, the Tennessee Smokies captured their first win of the season and their first win on Opening Day since 2012, as they defeated the Mississippi Braves, 7-2 at Trustmark Park on Thursday evening. In their Smokies (1-0, 1-0) debuts, Schwarber and Vogelbach each went 1-for-3 with a run batted in. After third baseman Christian Villanueva

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