BILOXI, MS - Corbin Burnes continued his breakout season in the Milwaukee Brewers organization Monday night, tossing six one-hit innings and earning his first Double-A win by a score of 3-0 over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
Burnes (W, 1-0) gave the Biloxi Shuckers a much-needed win as they look to make one final push for the South Division first-half crown. The Shuckers trail Pensacola by four games with six to go after the Blue Wahoos beat the Mississippi Braves.
The righty, promoted to Biloxi at the beginning of the month after going 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA with the Carolina Mudcats, allowed just a fourth-inning single to Austin Nola along with a walk and a hit batsman during his outing. He lowered his season earned run average to 1.06, good for third in all of Minor League Baseball.
Hunter Adkins (L, 1-2) pitched admirably in a spot start for the Jumbo Shrimp but allowed two runs in his fourth and final inning to take the loss. Three straight singles from Angel Ortega , Johnny Davis , and Javier Betancourt brought home the first run, and Burnes helped his cause with a sacrifice fly to double the lead.
The Shuckers got another run in the fifth when Blake Allemand and Jacob Nottingham hit back-to-back doubles off Greg Nappo. Nottingham's double, his 15th of the season, gave him sole possession of the team lead.
Tayler Scott pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Burnes, and Matt Ramsey (S, 15) took the ninth for another save.
The Shuckers and Jumbo Shrimp play a rubber game in their series finale on Tuesday night. Chris Mazza gets the start for Jacksonville against a to-be-determined Shuckers pitcher. First pitch is set for 6:35 pm with coverage beginning at 6:15 p.m. on the Biloxi Shuckers Radio Network's flagship station WGCM 1240 AM/100.9 FM and the TuneIn Radio app.
The homestand wraps up on Tuesday night with great promotions:
Two-For-Tuesday presented by Polk's Meat Products - The Shuckers will offer $2 Polk's hot dogs on Tuesdays this season, and fans can bring in their Polk's Meat Products label to the MGM Park box office ad receive a buy one, get one box or reserved level ticket!
Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at any Ticketmaster outlet or biloxishuckers.com.
ABOUT THE BILOXI SHUCKERS: The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Southern League Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Shuckers play at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi. For more information, please visit biloxishuckers.com and follow us on Twitter @biloxishuckers and at facebook.com/biloxishuckers.com.
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