Trey Supak (W, 2-1) continued his efficiency on the mound at MGM Park Sunday leading the Biloxi Shuckers (9-8) to a 5-0 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (5-12). The right-hander escaped an early jam and was cushioned by a four-run inning as the Shuckers stretched their season-best winning streak to three in a row.
Four Shuckers enjoyed a multi-hit day at the plate and the pitching staff did not issue a walk over the quick nine-inning affair.
Supak's only trouble on the day came early, as he navigated around a bases loaded jam in the first inning, getting Joe Dunand to roll into an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play.
Jacksonville starter McKenzie Mills (L,0-3) struck out the side in the third and was left untouched until the fourth. C.J Hinojosa led off with a double, Dillon Thomas singled and Weston Wilson brought home the first run with a double. Patrick Leonard walked, putting two on for Michael O'Neill who smashed a three-run homer to left-center and made it 4-0. O'Neill finished 2-for-4 en route to his third multi-hit game in the last four days.
Cruising along with the lead, Supak retired the last seven batters he faced, striking out a season-high five while limiting his pitch count to just 71 over seven shutout innings. The scoreless outing was Supak's third at MGM Park in 2019 making it 19 innings without allowing a run at home. Devin Williams entered in the eighth and tossed two perfect innings as the staff combined to retire the last 13 batters of the game.
Capping the day, the Shuckers combined for four straight singles in the eighth inning off Jeff Kinley as Luis Aviles Jr. drove in Wilson to lock it up at 5-0.
Biloxi's ten-game homestand and five-game series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp continues on Monday at 6:35 pm at MGM Park. The Shuckers will send RHP Braden Webb (0-3, 9.95) to the mound against Jumbo Shrimp RHP Robert Dugger (0-3, 7.20). The game can be heard locally in Biloxi on Cruisin' WGCM AM 1240/ 100.9 FM, TuneIn Radio or the MiLB First Pitch App. Fans can also watch the game on MiLB.TV and can save $10 off their subscription when they use the promo code 'Shuckers' at check out. It's Barks and Brews Monday at MGM Park and fans can bring their dog to the park with the purchase of a $7 berm ticket. Enjoy $3 craft beer refills throughout the night with the purchase of a Monday Mug at the Buena Vista Beer Garden.
Full Season Shuck Nation memberships, Weekender Shuck Nation memberships 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. Biloxi will host the 2019 Southern League All-Star Festivities, with a Home Run Derby on Monday, June 17 and the All-Star Game at 6:35 pm on Tuesday, June 18 at MGM Park. Tickets for 2019 All-Star Events are on sale now.
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The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Shuckers play at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi and will host the 2019 Southern League All-Star Game on June 18. For more information please visit biloxishuckers.com and follow us on Twitter @biloxishuckers and at facebook.com/biloxishuckers.
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