PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) – In Wednesday’s home opener, Trustmark Park operated at 100% capacity, but there were still many seats open. Fans were looking forward to a big crowd. Even without it, they were just excited to have Mississippi Braves baseball back.
The M-Braves took on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the AA affiliate of the Miami Marlins.
This is the M-Braves first game since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The game was originally schedule for Tuesday, but it was pushed back due to severe weather.
“It’s been a while since we’ve been up here. I brought my grandbabies with my son and his wife, and we plan on having a good time” said M-Braves fan, Keith Johnston.
Johnston said he loves to watch Minor League Baseball because he gets to see the elevation of players who eventually make it to Major League Baseball.
The M-Braves fell to the Blue Wahoos 2-1.