The Biloxi Shuckers (47-36, 6-7 2nd Half) scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to top the Mobile BayBears (32-49, 5-8) 4-3 on Tuesday night at MGM Park. Three Shuckers pitchers combined to strikeout nine BayBears without issuing a walk in the victory.Trailing 2-0 in the bottom
The Biloxi Shuckers (47-36, 6-7 2nd Half) scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to top the Mobile BayBears (32-49, 5-8) 4-3 on Tuesday night at MGM Park. Three Shuckers pitchers combined to strikeout nine BayBears without issuing a walk in the victory.
Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth, C.J. Hinojosa got the rally started for Biloxi with a one-out double down the left-field line. Max McDowell drove in Hinojosa with a single, extending McDowell's hitting streak to a season-best nine games to bring the Shuckers within a run at 2-1. After McDowell swiped second, Bruce Caldwell plated the tying run with a single to right, leveling the contest at 2-2. Dillon Thomas ripped a single into center off RHP Luis Madero (L, 4-5) before Jake Gatewood cranked a double to left, scoring both runners to put the Shuckers in front 4-2.
RHP Dylan File (W, 3-0) came out for the top of the sixth inning and allowed one run on a solo homer to Bo Way, his third of the season, pulling Mobile back within a run at 4-3. File finished his night by striking out Brandon Sandoval, his fifth strikeout of the evening. The 23-year-old delivered his second quality start in four outings with the Shuckers, tossing six innings and allowing three runs on six hits while not walking a batter.
RHP Cody Ponce (H, 5) spun two scoreless innings before RHP Devin Williams (S, 2) came out and tossed a 1-2-3 top of the ninth to record his second save of the season. Tuesday night was the fourth time this season the Shuckers have not walked a batter.
Mobile hopped out to their early lead thanks to an RBI groundout by Sandoval in the second and a solo home run by Jo Adell in the fifth, his fourth of the year. The BayBears combined to go 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position in the loss.
With a chance to win their four-game series against Mobile, the Shuckers finish up their series on Wednesday night at 6:35 pm. RHP Trey Supak (8-3, 2.41) takes the mound for the Shuckers against Mobile RHP Jermey Beasley (3-5, 4.02) at MGM Park. 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. It's the Shuckers Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Merit Health Biloxi on Wednesday night. The Shuckers kick off the Fourth of July celebration a night early with their biggest postgame fireworks show of the year and special Stars and Stripes-themed merchandise at the Shuckers Shop.
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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