Behind some big swings and great pitching, the Biloxi Shuckers (65-44, 24-15 2nd Half) took their series finale against the Jackson Generals (60-47, 21-16) 6-2 on Wednesday night at MGM Park. The win was the Shuckers 20th in the month of July, the most wins in a single month in
Behind some big swings and great pitching, the Biloxi Shuckers (65-44, 24-15 2nd Half) took their series finale against the Jackson Generals (60-47, 21-16) 6-2 on Wednesday night at MGM Park. The win was the Shuckers 20th in the month of July, the most wins in a single month in franchise history.
For the third time in the series, the Shuckers took an early lead. Bruce Caldwell worked a two-out walk in the second against RHP Bo Takahashi (L, 7-5) and Cooper Hummel followed with a two-run blast to right, his 12th home run of the season and seventh in the month of July, to give the Shuckers a 2-0 lead.
RHP Dylan File (W, 7-1) turned in another scoreless outing by working around baserunners over six innings. File utilized a double play in the third to end the inning, induced a fielder's choice to strand two runners in the fifth and left two men in scoring position in the sixth with a strikeout and a groundout. It was the second consecutive outing of six scoreless innings for File, who stretched his scoreless innings streak to 12.1 innings, his longest scoreless streak of the season with the Shuckers.
Dillon Thomas added another blast for the Shuckers in the bottom of the seventh, a solo shot to lead off the frame, that put Biloxi up 3-0. Caldwell singled with two outs and Hummel was hit by a pitch before Skyler Ewing doubled to straightaway center, driving in both runners to cushion the Shuckers lead at 5-0. Jake Gatewood finished the scoring for Biloxi with a sacrifice fly in the eighth to put Biloxi in front 6-0.
LHP Clayton Andrews (H, 3) tossed two scoreless innings for the Shuckers, and RHP Rodrigo Benoit made his Double-A debut in the ninth, allowing two runs on a homer by Baez, but finished off the contest to secure a 6-2 victory.
Biloxi continues their ten-game homestand on Thursday night as they start a five-game series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at MGM Park. The Shuckers will send RHP Bowden Francis (5-6, 4.03) to the hill opposite Jumbo Shrimp LHP Daniel Castano (3-1, 3.86) for a 6:35 pm first pitch. It's Double Play Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products, Yuengling, Coca-Cola and Kicker 108, with $2 Yuengling drafts, $2 sodas, $2 hot dogs and $3 draft beer specials. Fans can also purchase the 'Double Play,' which includes a Reserved Level ticket and two drink vouchers for $12. Arrive as the gates open at 5:30 pm for a pregame concert by Party of Two. The game can be heard locally in Biloxi on Cruisin' WGCM AM 1240/100.9 FM, TuneIn Radio or the MiLB First Pitch App and can be seen on MiLB.TV. Fans can save $10 off their subscription when they use the promo code 'Shuckers' at checkout.
Half-Season Shuck Nation Memberships, Flex Plans and Group Outings for the 2019 Biloxi Shuckers season are on sale now and are available for purchase by calling 228-233-3465, online at biloxishuckers.com or by visiting the MGM Park front office. The Biloxi Shuckers will host Game 1 and Game 2 of the South Division Championship Series on September 4 & 5 at MGM Park. Tickets for all six potential playoff games at MGM Park are on sale now.
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