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Mudcats

May 24, 2018

ZEBULON — Even Mudcats manager Joe Ayrault, who prefers WHIP, strikeouts-to-walk ratio, and the good old eye-test when evaluating his pitchers, knows and appreciates an outlandish ERA number when he sees one.

The number 0.68 — Cam Roegner’s earned run average after Thursday…

Trey Supak

May 23, 2018

ZEBULON — It’s been a feel out season for the Carolina Mudcats and all of High-A baseball in regard to a new and notable rule change.

Make it to extra innings, and, in the half inning on the field, get punished with a man on second to start the frame. Make it to your team’s…

May 23, 2018

ZEBULON —- Carolina Mudcats pitching coach Bob Milacki emerged from the third base dugout in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against Kinston and headed for the mound.

Milacki wasn’t going to pepper Braden Webb with mechanics jargon, and he didn’t plan to chat…

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May 06, 2018

Max McDowell didn’t have the bat in his hands for long. Carolina Mudcats catcher Max McDowell stepped to the plate to lead off the bottom of the eighth against Down East Wood Ducks pitcher Jacob Shortslef.

Shortslef throws hard, a fact that didn’t take McDowell long to figure out.…

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April 25, 2018

Keston Hiura entered Wednesday’s game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans an uncharacteristic .180 at the plate.

In his first four at-bats, he walked, got thrown out stealing, grounded out, popped out and hit a towering fly ball to right-center that was caught by D.J. Wilson, robbing him of an…

Keston Hiura

April 25, 2018

ZEBULON — A prolific ACC pitcher and a former first round draft pick was happy, excited, thankful and encouraged on Wednesday afternoon to throw 44 pitches over 2 ⅔ innings.

Nathan Kirby, who sports a gloomy “Did Not Play” under his 2017 season on Carolina’s roster, danced…

Nathan Kirby

April 16, 2018

The Carolina Mudcats picked up their first road win of the season on Sunday, a 6-2 victory over Winston-Salem.

Braden Webb pitched into the sixth inning, and Dallas Carroll and Robie Rojas each collected a pair of hits, as the trio helped Carolina avoid a four-game sweep against the host Dash.

The…

April 09, 2018

ZEBULON — There was Braden Webb, stumbling and rolling off the pitchers mound. It happened in 2016 as Webb was pitching for the University of South Carolina against college baseball powerhouse Vanderbilt.

The moment itself lasted just a few seconds, but it didn’t matter. Webb…

April 09, 2018

ZEBULON — The Carolina Mudcats were one of two first-place teams playing at Five County Stadium on Monday with the Frederick Keys in town. Both teams had successful season-opening weekend series.

Carolina entered tied atop the Northern Division of the Carolina League, while Frederick…

April 04, 2018

Before Ronnie Gideon was a 6-foot-2, 23-year-old first-baseman for the Carolina Mudcats, he was a 4-foot-something, five-year-old for the Carolina Mudcats.

More accurately, he was a bat boy.

The Milwaukee Brewers’ prospect, who played in Wisconsin last season, spent two summers in Zebulon in…

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