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Adrian Houser named Southern League Pitcher of the Week

Houser has a four-game winning streak on the mound
August 31, 2015

BILOXI, MS - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced that Shuckers' 22-year-old starting pitcher Adrian Houser has earned Pitcher of the Week honors for August 24 through August 30. Over two starts this past week, the Locust Grove, Oklahoma native tossed 13.0 scoreless frames, moving his scoreless streak to 15.1 innings, while striking out seven and not issuing a walk. Houser finished 2-0 this week and is a perfect 4-0 over his first six starts with the Shuckers.

With a 0.62 WHIP, lowest among Southern League pitchers with 10 innings or more, Houser capped his week by helping the Shuckers to a 4-3 victory on Sunday at Mississippi. In his first start, a 9-0 win over Mobile, Houser gave up just two hits and two walks, while striking out three in seven scoreless frames. Five days later, he fired six more shutout innings, while striking out four Braves batters. Overall, Houser is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA (7 ER/35.0 IP) in six starts, adding 30 strikeouts and just four walks.

This is the first career weekly award for Houser, who was acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers on July 30, as part of the trade that sent Mike Fiers and Carlos Gomez to the Houston Astros. He was selected in the second round (69th overall) in the 2011 draft by Houston, out of Locust Grove High School in Oklahoma.

Houser joins 2015 Biloxi pitchers Brooks Hall and Brent Suter as winners of the Southern League weekly award this season.

Jackson Generals second baseman Tyler Bortnick was named Southern League Hitter of the week adding a .520 batting average, 10 runs scored, 13 hits, five extra-base hits, 22 total bases, three doubles, two homeruns, nine RBI, a .586 on-base percentage, .880 slugging percentage and OPS of 1.466.

Tonight, LHP Josh Hader (1-2, 2.70) takes the mound for Biloxi, while Mississippi will send out RHP Stephen Janas (1-7, 4.65) in game four of the series at Tustmark Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., with coverage beginning at 6:45 p.m. on 1240-AM WGCM, 1580-AM WPMO and the Biloxi Shuckers Radio Network. Fans can also listen to the game using the TuneIn Radio app or by going to www.biloxishuckers.com.

The Shuckers return to MGM Park to wrap up the regular season with a five-game series against the Tennessee Smokies (CHC) on Thursday through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The series opens with Diamondhead, Bay St. Louis and Waveland Community Night and Superhero Night on Thursday, Sept. 3. There will be post-game fireworks following the final Saturday and Sunday games of the regular season, Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6. The 2015 regular season ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 7 with a 1:10 pm matinee.

Playoff Tickets On-Sale: Biloxi Shuckers Southern League South Division Series playoff tickets are on sale now to the general public. Fans can purchase playoff tickets online through biloxishuckers.com, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting the MGM Park box office. The Southern League South Division first half champions will open the best-of-5 series against the South Division second half winner or division wildcard at 7:10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10.

In addition to purchasing tickets at the MGM Park Box Office or CLICKING HERE, fans may also use the options listed below from Ticketmaster. In order to purchase tickets over the phone, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. The MGM Park Box Office does not process any phone sales. All phone sales must be made through Ticketmaster with the number provided. In order to purchase tickets online, please visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.BiloxiShuckers.com. Tickets may also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets. Please visit www.ticketmaster.com for additional locations in your area. ** There are no refunds or exchanges for individual game tickets**