Generals Season Begins Next Week; Fan Fest April 9th
JACKSON, Tenn. – Jackson Generals staffers are getting ready to kick off their new season in just two weeks. The Generals will start the season on the road in Jacksonville, Florida on April 4. After a five game series there, the Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, will come back to Jackson and host their third annual Fan Fest on April 9. Gates will open for the event at 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. At the event, fans will get to meet the 2013 Jackson Generals, watch batting practice, take photos, get autographs on the field and more. Generals G.M. Jason Compton just returned from visiting the team at spring training in Arizona and says he is looking forward to seeing some high quality players get assigned to Jackson. Several highly touted prospects are among the players experts expect to be in Jackson for the start of the season as well as players from previous seasons. The Generals home opener will be on Wednesday, April 10th. That will start a five game series against the Montgomery Biscuits. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.