Forget beads! Balls and strikes to fly at MGM Park

Mardi Gras beads will be flying over the next few days in Biloxi, and at MGM Park balls and strikes will be flying, with a slate of college and high school games scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

Jackson State plays Texas Southern in a college baseball game on Friday night at 7:05 at MGM Park, and then on Saturday Biloxi’s downtown baseball stadium will see D’Iberville High School playing East Central at 11 a.m., Ocean Springs facing Spanish Fort at 1 p.m. and Central Hills meeting Spanish Fort at 3 p.m.

The Biloxi Shuckers season, meantime, begins on April 4 with a exhibition game against the William Carey Crusaders, to benefit the tornado-ravaged Hattiesburg college.

The Shuckers, Biloxi’s Double-A club, also have announced their weekly promotion schedule, which includes 13 firework displays, including shows after all 12 Saturday home games this season.  Each day of the week will feature a promotion, including the return of “Family Fun Day” every Sunday, “Kids Fun Run” after every home game and new promotions such as “Military Mondays,” “Two-For-Tuesdays,” “All-You-Can-Eat Wednesdays,” “Thirsty Thursdays” and “Fantastic Friday Giveaways.”  

Tickets are now available online for the high school and college games, as well as for the Shuckers benefit exhibition game.  Tickets for individual games for the 2017 Shuckers season will go on sale March 6 beginning at 10 a.m.
See the high school and college game schedule including ticket information
See more about the Biloxi Shuckers and upcoming season


A photographic news and notes

Black history program:  More than 200 gathered Tuesday night at the Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center on Howard Avenue for the city’s annual Black History Month program.  A host of singers and speakers took part in the evening, which was themed “Black Education: Past, Present and Future.” To see dozens of images from the evening, click here.

City Hall Coffee Talk:  Four City Council members and representatives of the Gilich administration provided a host of information to those attending the Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce “Coffee Talk” Wednesday morning at Biloxi City Hall. To see images from that event, click here