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June 21, 2018

ZEBULON — The Carolina League was idle for one final day on Wednesday before the league’s transition into the second half of the season today. And with Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Five County Stadium in the rearview, the Mudcats have shuffled their roster ahead of the final…


Southern Division wins Carolina League All-Star Game

June 20, 2018

ZEBULON — They sat at long, brown tables on the concourse at Five County Stadium. Nearly 50 Carolina League All-Stars in all, signed autographs and shared stories as fans gathered on Tuesday to interact with future stars.

And in a league where starting pitching has presided over the first…


After eye-catching first half, McDowell gets Double-A call

June 20, 2018

ZEBULON — Catcher Max McDowell became a mini Twitter phenomenon this season as a member of the Carolina Mudcats. He gained recognition throughout the corner niches of minor league baseball as a defensive plus with an impressive pop time.

And yet, Carolina League base runners kept daring him.…


For CL's leading hitter, a slow grind leads to marked success

June 20, 2018

ZEBULON — It’s one of the few luxuries the preps-to-pro players in professional baseball may have over the more polished four-year college players: A few extra years to figure it all out.

After three solid but not remarkable seasons biding time in Rookie and Low-A ball, it has so far…