Tasty Fish A ‘Grand Slam’ For Oct. 11 Baseball Fundraiser

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Grab a napkin and save room for the hush puppies! The annual Grand Slam Fish Fry fundraiser for Middle Tennessee baseball will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center.

The event once again will feature country whole fried catfish with all the trimmings, prepared by Shelbyville’s own “Big Hoss” Cartwright, and authentic Cajun gumbo by Louisiana transplant and Blue Raider legend John Stanford, as well as hot dogs for the kids. The Russ and Becky Jeffers Country Band from the Jack Daniel Distillery will be on hand for the evening’s entertainment.

“We have fried more than 600 pounds of catfish and 50 gallons of gumbo the last three years,” said Steve Peterson, head baseball coach.

“The Fish Fry is one of our biggest events of the year. We have been hosting it since 1984, and each year it gets bigger and better. It’s a great way to socialize with everyone and raise money for the baseball program. With great food, fun and entertainment, it’s certainly an event you don’t want to miss.”

Tickets are $20 at the door. Children 6 years old and younger will be admitted free.

Tickets are available at the Middle Tennessee Ticket Office, located at Gate 1A of Floyd Stadium and the Blue Raider Athletic Association’s office in Murphy Center.

Patrons can mail checks, payable to Middle Tennessee Baseball Fish Fry, in care of Peterson at MTSU Box 90, 1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro, Tenn., 37132. For more information, please call 615-898-2210 or 615-898-2450.
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