Schooners, Shrimpers, Shuckers among finalists for baseball team - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Schooners, Shrimpers, Shuckers among finalists for baseball team name

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Did your name make the final list? Monday, the Biloxi Baseball Club announced the six team names on the final ballot for the club's "Name the Team" contest. They are: Beacon, Black Jacks, Mullets, Schooners, Shrimpers, and Shuckers.

You can vote on which finalist is your favorite for the next two weeks on the team's website: http://www.baseballbiloxi.com/castyourvote.htm

The voting will take place exclusively online, and the winning name won't be made public for a few months because Minor League Baseball must first give approval.

The final of six potential team names were chosen from more than 4,000 submissions during the first phase of the contest. Read more about the six finalists and why each name was picked:

Biloxi Beacon
A symbol of resilience, the "Biloxi Beacon" honors the Biloxi beach lighthouse, which has weathered nature's mightiest storms since 1848. Beacon embodies Biloxi's can-do attitude, shared by coastal residents throughout the region.

Biloxi Black Jacks
Combining the fun of Minor League Baseball with casino & seafood industries, the "Biloxi Black Jacks" pays homage to the "rare" black-colored Gulf Coast Jack fish.

Biloxi Mullets
A tribute to Biloxi bacon and the popular Biloxi fish, the "Biloxi Mullets" falls in line with the Lugnuts, Biscuits and other wacky names for which Minor League Baseball is known.

Biloxi Schooners
The "Biloxi Schooners" celebrates the legendary Biloxi-built boats known for their speed and windward ability. Schooners became a way of life for fishermen along the Mississippi Coast.

Biloxi Shrimpers
The Gulf Coast shrimp gave birth to Biloxi's famous seafood industry in the 1920s and 1930s. The name "Biloxi Shrimpers" embodies Biloxi's reputation as the hub of the Gulf's shrimping industry.

Biloxi Shuckers
The "Biloxi Shuckers" celebrates Biloxi's legacy as the original "Seafood Capital of the World." Raw, fried, steamed, or broiled -- shucking oysters has been synonymous with Biloxi for generations.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Charlotte blasts past Louisiana Tech in C-USA Tournament first round

    Charlotte blasts past Louisiana Tech in C-USA Tournament first round

    Thursday, May 25 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-05-25 05:01:56 GMT
    Charlotte's Brett Netzer slides into home against Louisiana Tech in Conference USA Tournament action.Charlotte's Brett Netzer slides into home against Louisiana Tech in Conference USA Tournament action.

    Charlotte scored three runs in the first inning and didn't look back, beating Louisiana Tech 7-2 to advance to the winner's bracket of the Conference USA Tournament at MGM Park.  Louisiana Tech senior RHP Nate Harris (9-1) earned the loss, the first loss of the season for the Conference USA Pitcher of the Year.  The 49ers advance to face UTSA Thursday at 7:30 pm, while the Bulldogs look to avoid elimination against #11 Southern Miss at 12:30 pm.  In other action, six...

    More >>

    Charlotte scored three runs in the first inning and didn't look back, beating Louisiana Tech 7-2 to advance to the winner's bracket of the Conference USA Tournament at MGM Park.  Louisiana Tech senior RHP Nate Harris (9-1) earned the loss, the first loss of the season for the Conference USA Pitcher of the Year.  The 49ers advance to face UTSA Thursday at 7:30 pm, while the Bulldogs look to avoid elimination against #11 Southern Miss at 12:30 pm.  In other action, six...

    More >>
  • UTSA surprises top-seeded Southern Miss 9-2 in C-USA Tournament first round

    UTSA surprises top-seeded Southern Miss 9-2 in C-USA Tournament first round

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:58 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:58:43 GMT
    Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry shakes hands with the UTSA coaching staff after falling to the Roadrunners 9-2 in C-USA Tournament action.Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry shakes hands with the UTSA coaching staff after falling to the Roadrunners 9-2 in C-USA Tournament action.

    The 11th-ranked Southern Miss baseball team came into Wednesday evening riding a 14-game winning streak and sporting the top seed in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship at MGM Park. About three hours later, the Golden Eagles had their fans shaking their collective heads after a team they had outscored 39-13 over a three-game stretch just five days before handed them their first loss in more than month. UTSA tied a C-USA tourney record with seven do...

    More >>

    The 11th-ranked Southern Miss baseball team came into Wednesday evening riding a 14-game winning streak and sporting the top seed in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship at MGM Park. About three hours later, the Golden Eagles had their fans shaking their collective heads after a team they had outscored 39-13 over a three-game stretch just five days before handed them their first loss in more than month. UTSA tied a C-USA tourney record with seven do...

    More >>
  • Charlotte 49ers face Louisiana Tech tomorrow night in the C-USA Baseball Tournament

    Charlotte 49ers face Louisiana Tech tomorrow night in the C-USA Baseball Tournament

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:02:30 GMT

    The C-USA Tournament game between Charlotte and Louisiana Tech could prove to be highly entertaining.  Both teams are fighting for a possible at-large berth into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

    More >>

    The C-USA Tournament game between Charlotte and Louisiana Tech could prove to be highly entertaining.  Both teams are fighting for a possible at-large berth into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly