02 Sep

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Kade Scivicque, the former Mississippi Braves catcher, is making the most of regular playing time at Triple-A Gwinnett. The Southwest Mississippi Community College product has an eight-game hit streak through Friday and is batting .371 with two home runs over his last 10 games. Scivicque batted .269 with three homers and 25 RBIs for the M-Braves – and made the Southern League All-Star Game — before he was promoted on July 26. He is batting .293 for the G-Braves. Scivicque, a stocky 6 feet, 220 pounds, was a fourth-round pick by Detroit in 2015 out of LSU, where he was an All-SEC performer. The Braves acquired him last summer in the Erick Aybar deal. Scivicque isn’t among the Braves’ list of “prospect” catchers, but he may have jumped into that mix this season. P.S. The current M-Braves swept Birmingham in a Friday twinbill as young guns Kolby Allard and Mike Soroka put up brilliant performances. Allard threw a one-hit shutout in the opening game, and Soroka allowed just three hits and one run in six innings of Game 2 before Mauricio Cabrera – what has happened to him? – blew the save. The M-Braves won in 13 innings on a Connor Lien walk-off hit. Alex Jackson, one of the Braves’ prospect catchers, homered in both games, including an inside-the-parker in the opener.

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