The Biloxi Shuckers (5-7) scored seven runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 14-10 win over the Mississippi Braves (4-8) on a windy Sunday at MGM Park. With the win, the Shuckers pick up their first series win of the year, taking four of six
The Biloxi Shuckers (5-7) scored seven runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 14-10 win over the Mississippi Braves (4-8) on a windy Sunday at MGM Park. With the win, the Shuckers pick up their first series win of the year, taking four of six from the M-Braves.
After RHP Luis Contreras struck out three in the top of the first inning, the Shuckers sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning against a combination of LHP Mitch Stallings (L, 0-2) and RHP Will Latcham. David Fry doubled to start the action, and after a walk, Luis Castro, Alexander Palma and Mitch Longo all recorded RBI singles, putting the Shuckers ahead 3-0. Ryan Aguilar greeted Latcham with a two-RBI single up the middle, and three batters later Fry drove in two for his second hit of the inning, extending the Shuckers advantage to 7-0.
Biloxi tagged on another run in the bottom of the second on a bases loaded walk, one of 12 walks drawn by the Shuckers, putting Biloxi up 8-0. Contreras allowed four runs in the top of the third inning on a pair of two-run homers by Justin Dean and C.J. Alexander, but the righty responded by striking out the final four batters he faced. All told, Contreras struck out 11 batters in four innings of work, setting a new career high.
RHP J.T. Hintzen (W, 1-0) pitched a scoreless inning of relief to pick up his first win in Double-A. RHP Bobby Wahl made his second Major League rehab appearance with Biloxi and allowed three runs in 0.2 innings of work, surrendering a three-run homer to Drew Lugbauer, one of five homers hit by the M-Braves.
The Shuckers moved back in front by seven in the bottom of the seventh thanks to a two-RBI double from Palma and an RBI single from Longo, widening the advantage to 14-7. Palma finished with three RBI and Longo led the Shuckers in hitting, notching three hits and scoring three runs to go along with two RBI and a walk.
Following an off day on Monday, the Shuckers start a six-game series in Tennessee against the Smokies on Tuesday at 6:00 pm CST. Biloxi is scheduled to send RHP Noah Zavolas (0-1, 4.15) to the mound opposite Smokies RHP Matt Swarmer (0-0, 3.68).
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