Local sports briefs — Sept. 7


Brown makes postseason debut

Seymour native Zack Brown got the start in game one of the South Division Championship Series on Thursday night for the Bilxoi Shuckers.

Brown pitched six innings for the Shuckers, finishing with a stat line of three hits, two runs (both earned), one walk and five strikeouts.

In the 12th inning, Max McDowell delivered a walk-off double to put the Shuckers past the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5-3 at MGM Park.

Game two, in Biloxi, was played on Thursday evening. The game was not completed by The Tribune’s deadline.

The Shuckers, located in Biloxi, Mississippi, are the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cougars hire new baseball coach

Trinity Lutheran High School announced the hiring of Benjamin Kleber as its varsity baseball coach on Wednesday.

Kleber, of Seymour, replaces Matt VonDielingen, who coached the Cougars the previous two seasons.

Kleber comes to Trinity after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Brownstown Central High School. Before that, he was an assistant coach at Trinity from 2014-16.

Kleber was the Seymour High School freshman and American Legion baseball coach from 2011-14. He played collegiate baseball at Hanover College after graduating from SHS in 2007.

Look for a feature story on Kleber in an upcoming edition of The Tribune.

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