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April 25, 2018 - 31 minutes ago

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 21, 2018

ZEBULON-- Josh Rojas homered and had three hits, driving in two as the Buies Creek Astros defeated the Carolina Mudcats 8-2 on Friday.

Buies Creek started the scoring in the first inning. After reaching base with two outs on a fielder’s choice, Abraham Toro advanced to second on a wild pitch…

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 15, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM -- Joel Booker hit a walk-off single with one out in the 10th inning, as the Winston-Salem Dash defeated the Carolina Mudcats 6-5 on Saturday.

Yeyson Yrizarri scored the game-winning run after he reached base on a forceout and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt.

The Dash tied 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…

April 04, 2018

ZEBULON — Minor League Baseball announced a package of new rules that will begin this year, informing teams less than a month before the start of the professional baseball season.

The changes are aimed at speeding up the pace of play and, ultimately, game times, and will force teams to…

April 03, 2018

ZEBULON — Keston Hiura’s baseball dream plucked him from Valencia, Calif. and dropped him at UC-Irvine in 2015, where he spent three seasons as an Anteater before being drafted ninth overall in the 2017 MLB Draft.

It brought him to the Milwaukee Brewers organization, with which he…

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