MS Braves, JSU Tigers To Play Exhibition at Trustmark Park

September 29, 2022

JSU baseball coach Omar Johnson, Hank Aaron Sports Academy CEO Tim Bennett and M Braves Vice President and General Manager Pete Laven

The Mississippi Braves will play an exhibition game against the Jackson State University Tigers on April 5, 2023, at Trustmark Park (the game was originally slated to play at the Hank Aaron Sports Academy at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson).

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba made the official announcement in September 2022.

"Having our Mississippi Braves team compete against the Jackson State Tigers not only will provide a great exhibition for our players, but it will also be a wonderful opportunity to help raise money for a wonderful and much-needed cause," said Ben Sestanovich, Atlanta Braves assistant general manager, player development.