MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) - The Mobile BayBears begin the hunt in the 2011 Southern League championship Wednesday night at home. The team will welcome the Tennessee Smokes to Hank Aaron Stadium at 7:05 p.m.
The Smokies clinched the North Division Championship in a three game sweep, while the Baybears fought until game five to earn the South Division Championship.
BayBears left-hander Patrick Corbin will start against righty Marco Carillo.
Fans can enjoy the game with Wine Down Wednesday. Rush wines will be available for $2 between 6 and 8 p.m.
The BayBears final home game of the season will be Thursday night. Right-hander Jarrod Parker will get to open for the BayBears .
It will also be Thirsty Thursday at "The Hank" with $2 Buds and Pepsi between 6 and 8 p.m.
Friday, the BayBears will travel to Smokies Park for the third game of the championship on Saturday night.
Game four will be placed Sunday at 4 p.m. if necessary.
The BayBears and the Smokies advanced to the SLCS in 2004, but no games were played because of Hurricane Ivan. The teams were named as co-champions by the Southern League.
For tickets to the Southern League Championship Series, which start at $5 for kids and $7 for adults, please call (251) 479-BEAR or visit www.mobilebaybears.com. The broadcast will be available, starting at 6:35 with the BayBears Pepsi Pregame Show, on www.baybearsradio.com, ESPN Radio HD 107.3 FM HD-2 and Comcast Cable Channel 45. For tickets, which start at $5 for kids and $7 for adults, please call (251) 479-BEAR or visit www.mobilebaybears.com. You can also follow the BayBears all season long on Facebook and Twitter.
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