Monday, September 14, 2009

Southern League sets championship series

The Jacksonville Suns and Tennessee Smokies will play this week for the Southern League championship.

The Suns finished off a semifinal sweep of the Birmingham Barons and the Smokies sealed a four-game victory over the Huntsville Stars on Sunday.

Tennessee last won the league championship in 2004 when it shared honors with Huntsville after Hurricane Ivan canceled the championship series. Jacksonville last won in 2005 when it beat the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in four games.

Tuesday: at Jacksonville, 6:05 CDT
Wednesday: at Jacksonville, 6:05
Thursday: travel day
Friday: at Tennessee, 6:15
Saturday: at Tennessee, if necessary, 6:15
Sunday: at Tennessee, if necessary, 4

Birmingham's Jonathan Nelson has been named the Southern League's general manager of the year. Nelson is in his 17th year of professional baseball and fifth leading the Barons.

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