BILOXI, MS - Both starting pitchers, Kyle Wright for Mississippi and Luis Ortiz for Biloxi, had solid outings with neither giving up an earned run. Wright pitched four innings allowing one unearned run and Ortiz lasted six innings shutting out the Braves while striking out eight. Ortiz (1-0) earned the win and Wright (0-1) took the loss.
Biloxi (5-1) scored in the bottom of the first after Corey Ray led off with a single and advanced to second on a single by Troy Stokes, Jr. Both runners moved up on a walk to Lucas Erceg. Ray then scored the only run the Shuckers would need on a passed ball.
The Shuckers doubled their lead in the eighth when Ray led off the inning with a triple to left center and scored on Stokes' single to make the score 2-0 Biloxi.
Mississippi (3-3) used four pitchers; Wright, Wes Parsons, Enderson Franco and Michael Mader. Wright went four innings allowing one unearned run on two hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. Parsons and Franco pitched one shutout inning each with only one hit, one walk and one strikeout between them. Mader threw the final two frames allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts.
Thursday night, Mississippi will send RHP Touki Toussant (0-1, 16.88) to the mound to face RHP Zack Brown (0-0, 3.60) for Biloxi. First pitch from MGM Park in Biloxi will be 6:35 PM CT.
Mississippi (3-3) 0 5 1
Biloxi (5-1) 2 5 0
Win: Luis Ortiz (1-0)
Loss: Kyle Wright (0-1)
Hold: Josh Uhen (1)
Save: Nate Griep (3)
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