Finishing The First Half With A Bang

First Place Biloxi Comes Back To MGM Park

By Garrett Greene / Biloxi Shuckers | June 12, 2018 9:55 AM ET

With a first half South Division title in their sight, the Biloxi Shuckers return to MGM Park for the final five games of the Southern League first half from June 13 to 17. Highlights of the homestand include New Orleans Saints and Pelicans greats, a celebration of 'One Coast,' and a special offer for Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 13 at 6:35 PM: All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday

The Shuckers return to MGM Park and the homestand kicks off with another All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday. Purchase an All-You-Can-Eat ticket for $20 to enjoy the Shuckers buffet featuring Papa John's Pizza, Murky Waters BBQ, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and more, all while taking in the action from a seat in our Community Bank Terrace. Gates open at 5:30 PM for a 6:35 PM first pitch.

After a series win in Jacksonville, the Shuckers come home with a mission to finish the first half strong. They'll start by sending the All-Star RHP Thomas Jankins to the mound. Jankins became the first pitcher in Shuckers history to win five straight starts earlier in the season, and has put together an impressive campaign after skipping High-A to start the season with Double-A Biloxi.  

Thursday, June 14 at 6:35 PM: Double Play Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products, Yuengling, Coca-Cola & Kicker 108

Game two between the Shuckers and the M-Braves is another Double Play Thursday at MGM Park! Fans can enjoy $2 Polk's Hot Dogs, $2 Yuengling drafts, $2 fountain drinks, and $3 weekly draft specials. Double Play tickets are also available, which include one Reserved Level game ticket and two drink vouchers for just $10. Get to the ballpark early to enjoy a live concert featuring James Gillies and Rob Gronkoski beginning at 5:30 PM. 

The Shuckers are asking fans to come to MGM Park dressed in purple to strike out Alzheimer's in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Mississippi Chapter. Additionally, it's Law Enforcement Appreciation Night as the Shuckers honor those who keep our Gulf Coast communities safe. Gates open at 5:30 PM for a 6:35 PM first pitch.

RHP Luis Ortiz gets the starting nod for the Shuckers. In his last three outings, Ortiz has not allowed a run and surrendered just four hits while striking out 15 batters. He has picked up a pair of saves in two of his last three appearances, tossing more than three innings in each of them.


Friday, June 15 at 6:35 PM: Saints Hall of Fame Night and Fireworks Friday

The Saints, both past and present, will come marching in on Friday night for Saints Hall of Fame Night! The evening gets started early with the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Experience from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on the green outside of the north gates of MGM Park. The Saints and Pelicans Experience is free to the public and will include inflatables, a parents' safety experience and more! Saints and Pelicans players will throw out ceremonial first pitches, participate in events at the ballpark and will be available for autographs throughout the night. Former Saints greats including Hall of Fame Linebacker Rickey Jackson, Hall of Fame Offensive Tackle Willie Roaf, Super Bowl Champion Pierre Thomas and more will be at the ballpark for an exciting Friday night! After the game, the skies over MGM Park will illuminate with the best fireworks show on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Gates open at 5:30 PM for a 6:35 PM first pitch.

All-Star RHP Zack Brown toes the slab for the Shuckers in game three against the M-Braves. Along with earning his first All-Star nod last week, Brown was named the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May. In his last start at MGM Park, the righty tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while striking out ten against the Mississippi Braves.  

Saturday, June 16 at 6:35 PM: One Coast Night and Beach Tote Giveaway presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

It's another Super Saturday at MGM Park as the Shuckers continue their series with the Mississippi Braves. Lineup early as the first 1,500 fans will receive a beach tote at the gate courtesy of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Plus, on 'One Coast Night' at the ballpark, the Biloxi Shuckers will be dressed out in custom 'One Coast' jerseys, which will be auctioned off during the game to benefit the Uplift Foundation. Early bidding will be conducted through a silent auction until the middle of the fifth inning, and the auction will go live in the top of the sixth inning directly in front of the Shuckers Shop.

Arrive early for the ceremonial first pitch, thrown out by Mayors from up and down the Mississippi Gulf Coast. More details and information will be released on the Shuckers Facebook and Twitter as Saturday draws closer. Gates open at 5:30 PM and first pitch is 6:35 PM.

At the plate, Jake Hager had quite the week for the Shuckers, hitting five home runs in four days for Biloxi and powering the Shuckers to three straight wins against Jacksonville. The All-Star shortstop has already matched his career high for home runs in a season, hitting ten in 59 games for the Shuckers. He'll continue to anchor the Shuckers lineup as they push to the end of the first half.   

Sunday, June 17 at 4:05 PM: Father's Day and Military Salute Sunday presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union

Looking for a great way to celebrate dad this year? Cheer on the Shuckers from the suite level at MGM Park on our first base Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Flight Deck while enjoying hot dogs, chips, peanuts, cotton candy and soft drinks with the special dad in your life. The Father's Day special is just $30 per ticket, and each ticketed fan will receive a complimentary Biloxi Shuckers hat. Space is limited, so book your Flight Deck reservation today at the Biloxi Shuckers Box Office or online at biloxishuckers.com. Plus, Shuckers fans will have the opportunity throughout the game to register and win a multitude of golf-themed prizes including free rounds of golf at local courses, mini-golf experiences and golf gear gift cards.

The Biloxi Shuckers and Minor League Baseball have partnered with the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation this Father's Day to spread awareness of the importance of prostate cancer screenings. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Mini Bat Keychain courtesy of the Pro-State Foundation! For more information on prostate cancer and early detection, visit www.pro-state.org.

It's also another Military Salute Sunday with discounted tickets available for all active and retired military personnel with a valid ID. Shuckers players will dress out in special military-themed jerseys, and family 4-packs are available every Sunday, which include four Reserved Level tickets and four Schooner's Special vouchers, which are redeemable for a hot dog, chips and a drink, all for just $60. Gates open at 3:00 PM, and select Shuckers players will be on the concourse for autographs before the game. Bring your glove for catch on the field after the game!

Single game tickets for the Biloxi Shuckers 2018 season are on sale now and can be purchased at the MGM Park box office or over the phone through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Season tickets, flex plans and group outings are also available and can be reserved by calling 228-233-3465 or visiting www.biloxishuckers.com.

ABOUT THE BILOXI SHUCKERS:

The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A 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.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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