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June 18, 2018

The four Mudcats aside, all of whom the Telegram has written about at various points throughout the first half of the High-A season, a lot of future MLB talent will be playing tonight in Zebulon as part of the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Game. The Northern Division team will feature players from…


June 16, 2018

In a box logo white t-shirt, jeans and mostly white Gucci sneakers, Tarboro’s newest member of the NFL family, Tyquan Lewis, stopped by the Moe Deloach Annual Summer Basketball Camp on Saturday afternoon at the South Rocky Mount Community Center.

Deloach, a Rocky Mount native and a 2005…


June 11, 2018

The host Carolina Mudcats will have four representatives at the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Game, which will be played on June 19 at 7 p.m. at Five County Stadium.

Southpaw pitcher Cam Roegner, catcher Max McDowell, right-handed pitcher Marcos Diplan and second baseman Tucker Neuhaus all made the…


June 07, 2018

ZEBULON — There was once a time, in 1986, when a starting shortstop arose from the doldrums of a prolonged rebuild in Seattle to join one of the most notable teams in MLB history, in some ways for good reason, in one way for not.

These days, Spike Owen is the easygoing manager of the High-A…

Spike Owen

June 06, 2018

ZEBULON — Former Carolina DH and second baseman Keston Hiura knew he was headed to Double-A for a promotion before he had played his final nine innings with the Mudcats.

It was a somewhat unusual situation, noted Mudcats manager Joe Ayrault after Tuesday’s game against the Down…

Keston Hiura

June 06, 2018

ZEBULON — When playing professional baseball became an option, Joe Ayrault didn’t hesitate.

The Carolina Mudcats manager signed with the Atlanta Braves straight out of high school during the 1990 MLB Draft, choosing to skip college ball where he had signed to play at the…


June 05, 2018

ZEBULON — A top prospect came and went. A lefty held on to the top earned run average in the minor leagues for a few weeks. Star Wars Night, fireworks night, Taco Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday and Education Day all graced those who attended. A catcher threw out 30 runners, good for tops in the…


June 01, 2018

The Milwaukee Brewers made a roster move on Friday involving the organization’s top prospect by promoting infielder Keston Hiura to the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers from the Single-A Carolina Mudcats.

The timing of the move comes on the heel of Hiura’s first five-hit game of his career…

Keston Hiura

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 —- 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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