Mississippi Braves win second-ever league championship

The Mississippi Braves are league champions
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For the second time in team history, the Mississippi Braves are league champions.

On Sunday night, the Atlanta Braves AA affiliate out of Pearl closed out the Montgomery Biscuits, 2-1, to win the Double-A South Championship.

After splitting the first two games in Montgomery, the Braves came back home and won in an 11-9 thriller on Friday night. Then, on Saturday, the Biscuits bounced back with a 14-2 victory, forcing a winner-take-all Sunday matchup.

In the low-scoring affair, the Braves and the Biscuits each scored a run in the second inning before Greyson Jenista launched a ball into the visitors’ bullpen to give his team a one-run lead.

That score would remain, and the Braves would hold on for their first championship since 2008. Alan Rangel came away with the win for the Braves, pitching six innings of one-run ball with eight strikeouts.

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Written by J.T. Mitchell

J.T. Mitchell is a multimedia journalist out of Jackson, Mississippi, who worked extensively for both News Mississippi and SuperTalk Mississippi before coming aboard as managing editor for Our Mississippi Home. He is also the author of Pocket Grammar: 24 Mistakes You'll Never Make Again. J.T. received his education from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he studied both English and philosophy. Contact J.T. at [email protected]

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