Winning Streak Snapped As Shuckers Fall Short of Sweep

Leonard Enjoys Three-Hit night as Biloxi Suffers Fifth Shutout Loss

(Michael Krebs)

By Andrew Chapman / Biloxi Shuckers | May 20, 2019 11:45 PM

The Biloxi Shuckers (24-21) struggled to find a big swing on Monday night at MGM Park and fell short of a series sweep with a 4-0 defeat against the Chattanooga Lookouts (22-21). Despite a three-hit night from infielder Patrick Leonard, Biloxi trailed throughout the contest and sees their six-game winning streak come to a close.

Ibandel Isabel provided the Lookouts with an early 2-0 lead against Shuckers starting pitcher Bowden Francis (L,1-4). Taylor Trammel extended the first inning with a two-out walk and Isabel cashed in with a two-run home run in the following at bat. Francis struck out a pair and faced the minimum in the third before allowing two more runs in the fourth. Tyler Stephenson tripled to right-center and was plated with an RBI single from Brantley Bell. Tony Santillan (W, 1-2) then helped his own cause with a base hit into left to score Bell and make it a 4-0 game. 

Santillan worked 5.1 innings for the Lookouts, striking out six and pitching out of a jam in the fourth when the Shuckers left runners on the corners. Leonard and Thomas strung together back-to-back singles in the inning before Bruce Caldwell hit into a fielders choice and C.J. Hinojosa flied to left to end the threat. 

Biloxi's bullpen was able to hold the 4-0 deficit throughout the night. Cody Ponce struck out a pair and worked two scoreless innings while Marcos Diplan and Luke Barker each tossed a scoreless frame. With just four hits on the night, the Shuckers offense left eight stranded and was held in check with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-6.   

The Shuckers will enjoy an off day on Tuesday and resume action on Wednesday in Mobile for a five-game series with the BayBears. Biloxi will send RHP Alec Bettinger (1-3, 5.62) to the mound on Wednesday and Mobile will counter with Luis Madero (1-2, 4.29). 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.

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.

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 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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