New Orleans Zephyrs

Jason Saul / WWNO

Zephyr Field is affectionately known as the "Shrine on Airline" — a 10,000-seat stadium next door to the Saints and Pelicans practice facility that is host to New Orleans's own professional baseball team.

The New Orleans Zephyrs are the AAA-affiliate of the Miami Marlins, which means our local team is the last step for these players on their long journey to the major leagues.

The New Orleans Zephyrs shut out the Memphis Redbirds 7-0 Thursday afternoon in Memphis, on the back of seven strong innings from pitcher Duane Below.

The Zephyrs offense scored four runs in the first inning and two in the second to jump out to an early 6-0 lead.

Below, who improved to 3-2, limited Memphis hitters to just three hits in his seven innings. He walked two and struck out three. The seven innings is his longest outing of the season.

Kat Arnold

It’s hard to believe that May is over, and as summer creeps in the entertainment has yet to come to a lull. There’s music to hear, sports to watch, performances to bet on, and it all starts now:

FRIDAY, 5/31

Wednesday’s matchup between the New Orleans Zephyrs and the Omaha Storm Chasers was suspended due to heavy rains over Zephyr Field.

The game, which was scoreless, will be resumed Saturday, May 25, at 4 p.m. The game will go the full nine innings, while the following regularly scheduled game will last just seven innings.

The team says tickets for Wednesday’s game can be redeemed for a ticket to any other Zephyrs game for the remainder of the 2013 season. Ticket holders can call (504) 734-5155 for more information.

Redbirds Peck Zephyrs Apart, 18-2

Apr 9, 2013

Jamie Romak pounded three home runs as the Memphis Redbirds defeated the Zephyrs 18-3 on Monday night at Autozone Park in Memphis.

The Redbirds offense racked up 18 hits and five home runs. Romak tied a Memphis franchise record with three home runs in the game, including a solo shot in the third inning, a two run shot in the fifth and a three run blast in the seventh. He went three for five with six runs batted in.

Memphis added two more home runs, a solo shot by Rob Johnson and a three run home run by Chad Huffman.

Zephyrs Beat Nashville Sounds 3-1

Apr 7, 2013

Nick Green smacked a solo home run and the Zephyrs pitchers limited the Nashville Sounds to one run on five hits as the Zephyrs defeated Nashville 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The Zephyrs offense picked up 11 hits in the game. The scoring started in the second inning when Matt Diaz doubled with one out. Wilson Valdez two out single scored the game’s first run. Green homered to lead off the fourth inning to give the Z’s a 2-0 lead.  Diaz singled, Koyie Hill doubled, and Diaz would score on a Mitch Talbot ground out to give the Z’s a 3-0 lead.

Zephyrs Drop Game In Nashville, 6-0

Apr 7, 2013

Johnny Hellweg pitched five scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut limiting the Zephyrs to two hits as Nashville shutout the Zephyrs 6-0 in front of 5,997 fans at Greer Stadium in Nashville.

A Collision of Art & Spirit

May 10, 2012

We'll listen to stories about art in school and our community and then turn our attention to sports, as we discuss the Saints and the Zephyrs.