Mississippi State and Texas Tech Will Play on March 10 & 11 in Biloxi
The Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, announced a partnership with Hancock Whitney on Thursday for the Mississippi Coast based bank to be title sponsor for two games between Mississippi State and Texas Tech at MGM Park in 2020. The newly named “Hancock Whitney Classic” will take place at MGM Park on March 10 and 11 between the two perennial college powerhouses.
“Partnering with Hancock Whitney to bring an incredible matchup of two premier college baseball programs to Coastal Mississippi is very exciting for baseball fans and the community,” said Biloxi Shuckers General Manager Hunter Reed. “We’re thrilled to work with a local partner who shares our commitment to outstanding customer service, excellent events and community involvement, and we look forward to working together to bring more great events to MGM Park in the future.”
Mississippi State and Texas Tech will square off in a pair of contests in Biloxi during Spring Break. The matchup features two teams that have each reached the College World Series in back-to-back season and enter 2020 with high expectations, as the Red Raiders were ranked sixth in the nation in the D1Baseball.com preseason poll while the Bulldogs were ranked tenth.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the tradition of college baseball to the Gulf Coast,” said Emory Mayfield, Mississippi regional president at Hancock Whitney. “This partnership stems from our commitment to providing our clients and the communities we serve with opportunities they may not have otherwise had. In future years, our intent is to attract additional powerhouse programs to the Coast, and we look forward to announcing the 2021 matchup at the conclusion of this year’s season. Let’s play ball!”
For more than 120 years, Hancock Whitney has been an institution of community commitment on the Gulf Coast focused on a founding mission of helping people achieve their financial goals and dreams. Defined by five core values–Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork and Personal Responsibility, Hancock Whitney has more than 230 financial centers in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Texas, including one location on Caillavet Street across from MGM Park.
Tickets for both games of the Hancock Whitney Classic are on sale now at biloxishuckers.com or through the MGM Park Box Office. Group outings and hospitality areas for both games are available.
With the 2020 Biloxi Shuckers schedule announced, Full Shuck Nation Memberships, Half Shell Shuck Nation Memberships, flex plans and group outings for the 2020 season are available by calling 228-233-3465 or by visiting the Biloxi Shuckers front office. The Shuckers will open their sixth season on April 9 at MGM Park against the Montgomery Biscuits.
ABOUT THE BILOXI SHUCKERS:
The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Shuckers play at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi. For more information please visit biloxishuckers.com and follow us on Twitter @biloxishuckers and at facebook.com/biloxishuckers.
ABOUT HANCOCK WHITNEY:
Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Part of Hancock Whitney Corporation’s Gulf South financial services family, bank offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as trust and asset management offices in New Jersey and New York. BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and analysis firm, consistently recommends Hancock Whitney as one of America’s most financially sound banks. More information is available at www.hancockwhitney.com.