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Mississippi Braves swept in Southern League Championship Series

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Generals defeated the Mississippi Braves 11-3 Thursday night at Trustmark Park, completing the sweep to clinch the 2016 Southern League Championship.

For the Generals, Paul Blackburn (1-0) picked up the win, holding the M-Braves to three earned runs on 11 hits. Brandon Sisk and Matt Anderson tossed the final three frames to close out the game.

Offensively, Tyler O'Neill led the club with a 3-for-6 night at the plate. Four other Generals added two hits apiece.

Patrick Weigel (1-1) started the game for the Braves, but exited with two outs in the first. He surrendered four earned runs on one hit, five walks and one strikeout. Chad Sobotka came on in relief and tossed 2.1 innings. He surrendered one hit and a walk while fanning three.

The M-Braves have made postseason play four times and went on to win the Southern League Championship in 2008.

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