Southern League All-Star Game at MGM Park

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What started as simply hosting the Southern League All-Star Game has turned into a celebration for the Biloxi Shuckers and their first half championship.

The most wins in the South Division and now the most all-star selections for any team in the Southern League with nine Shuckers representing for their hometown at MGM Park tonight.

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Just hard to come back from a six run deficit like that, even in an all-star game. In the end, it’s the north taking home the victory from MGM Park by the final score of 7-3.

But Shuckers Media Relations and Broadcasting Manager Garrett Greene says this week there is no loser. “I think it’s a once in a lifetime event. This is something that doesn’t come around very often. Professional baseball wasn’t here on the Coast for over 70 years, and so now to not just have a pro baseball team but have all the best talent in baseball right here in one ball park. I mean these are guys you’re going to see three, four years or now who are going to be Major League All-Stars. And so to have them here in one spot is indescribable.”

The Shuckers will return to the diamond for the start of the second half at 6:35 p.m. Thursday against the Mississippi Braves.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at jhaeger@wxxv25.com.