The Carolina Mudcats started off their 2007 season with a 5-3 win over the Birmingham Barons. Johnny Raburn (yes, the brother of Ryan Raburn) was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
The Montgomery Biscuits shut out the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, 4-0, behind the one-hit shutout ball for seven innings of Chris Seddon. Infield duo Reid Brignac and Evan Longoria posted identical 2-for-4 nights with an RBI apiece.
The Mobile BayBears made it exciting as they topped the Chattanooga Lookouts, 5-4, in 10 innings. The Lookouts scored a run in the top of the 10th but Mobile answered with two in the bottom of the frame. The two teams combined for 29 hits on the night. Outfielder Chris Dickerson was 5-for-5 for Chattanooga whle five players (Mark Reynolds, Emilio Bonifacio, Chris Rahl, Wilkin Castillo and Javier Brito) all had multi-hit games for the BayBears.
Huntsville also needed extra innings to top Mississippi, 4-3. In the 10th, Steve Sollmann drew a leadoff walk and scored on a single by Adam Heether.
The Tennessee Smokies held on when the Jacksonville Suns scored their lone run in the bottom of the ninth, and hung on to win, 3-1. Sean Gallagher got the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings.