Homestand Highlights: April 22-26 vs. Jackson Generals

March of Dimes Jersey Auction, Fireworks, ZOOperstars! and Bark in the Park highlight homestand

By Biloxi Shuckers | April 19, 2017 1:37 PM ET

BILOXI, MS The Biloxi Shuckers welcome the defending Southern League Champion Jackson Generals (Arizona Diamondbacks) to MGM Park, Saturday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 26. The homestand begins with a benefit jersey auction, as the Shuckers partner with the March of Dimes, and a post-game fireworks extravaganza on Saturday, April 22. The homestand also includes Family Fun Day and a ZOOperstars! performance on Sunday, April 23, Bark in the Park on Monday, April 24 and the first Education Day of the year on Wednesday, April 26!

What's Shuckin':
Facing the Generals: The Shuckers and Jackson (TN) Generals have met for 25 all-time games with the Shuckers holding a 14-11 advantage. Biloxi is 6-4 during games played at MGM Park. The new Diamondbacks affiliate and the Shuckers will meet 10 times during the 2017 season.  

Who To Watch: Jackson's roster showcases six of the Arizona Diamondbacks' top-15 prospects according to MLB Pipeline: SS/2B Domingo Leyba (2), 3B/SS Dawel Lugo (4), RHP Taylor Clarke (5), RHP Brad Keller (7), LHP Jared Miller (10), LHP Alex Young (11) and OF Victor Reyes (14). 2B Colin Walsh was named the Southern League's Player of the Week on Monday. RHP Brooks Hall made 45 appeareances (26 starts) for the Shuckers in 2015-16. Hall made the first start in team history on April 9, 2015, at Pensacola. 

The Biloxi roster features five of Milwaukee's top-30 prospects according to MLB Pipeline: RHP Luis Ortiz (4), SS Mauricio Dubon (9), RHP Jorge Lopez (13), C Jacob Nottingham (14) and OF Michael Reed (28).

Featured Food: Murky Waters BBQ on the main concourse behind home plate features "Shuckers' Soon to be famous BBQ Nachos", "Fresh Fruit Logo Mason Jars", "Hand Fried Potato Chips and Cheese" and Ice Cold Draft Beer.

Saturday, April 22 vs. Jackson Generals | 6:35 pm | Gates Open at 5:30 pm

  • Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza - Every Saturday home game this season, post-game fireworks will light up the sky over MGM Park and downtown Biloxi. Experience the best fireworks show on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! This show will have a Pop music theme!
  • March of Dimes Benefit Jersey Auction - The Shuckers will partner with March of Dimes for a benefit jersey auction. The jersey features a unique aquatic design, showcasing the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and was designed by Ocean Springs tattoo artist Matt Stebly. Starting bids will be $100 with bid increments of $10. The silent auction will then move into live bidding at the middle of the sixth inning. Winners will have the opportunity to go on the field after the game to collect the jersey and an autograph from the player or coach!

Probable Pitching Matchup - RHP Aaron Wilkerson (2-1, 2.38) vs. Taylor Clarke (1-1, 3.86)

Fans can purchase tickets and save from the game day price by purchasing here HERE 

Sunday, April 23 vs. Jackson Generals | 1:05 pm | Gates Open at 12:00 pm

  • Family Fun Day - Every Sunday is a Family Fun Day at MGM Park with a discounted Family Four Pack offer, which include 4 Reserved Tickets and 4 Schooner Specials (Hot Dog, Chips, and Drink) for just $60! Fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from Shuckers players prior to each Sunday home game and after the game, bring your glove and a baseball and play catch on the field.
  • "Hit the Books" Reading Program Day  - The Shuckers launched the "Hit the Books" Reading Program in February, an incentive-based drive rewarding students who reach their reading goals This is one of four nights designated for students to redeem their ticket and participate in an on-field parade before the game.
  • ZOOperstars! Performance - The ZOOperstars! are a one of a kind, hilarious mascot inflatable entertainment show that fans of all ages will love to watch!

Probable Pitching Matchup - RHP Jorge Lopez (1-1, 2.57) vs. LHP Josh Taylor (1-1, 3.00)

Fans can purchase tickets and save from the game day price by purchasing here HERE 

Monday, April 24 vs. Jackson Generals | 6:35 pm | Gates Open at 5:30 pm

  • Military Monday presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union - All active and retired military will be able to purchase $7 Reserved Level tickets with valid ID at the MGM Park box office. The Shuckers will wear military-themed jerseys during each Monday home game to salute our servicemen and women!
  • Bark in the Park presented by Raising Cane's - Bring your pooch to MGM Park and sit on the berm, as the Shuckers host Bark in the Park presented by Raising Cane's! (free admission for all dogs, but must be on a leash) The Shuckers will partner with the Humane Society of South Mississippi and they will have dogs available for adoption.
  • William Carey University check presentation - Prior to the game on Monday, the Shuckers will present William Carey University with a check for the net ticket proceeds raised from the April 4 exhibition game between the Shuckers and Crusaders at MGM Park.

Probable Pitching Matchup - RHP Taylor Williams (0-0, 1.13) vs. RHP Brooks Hall (0-0, 8.10)

Fans can purchase tickets and save from the game day price by purchasing here HERE 

Tuesday, April 25 vs. Jackson Generals | 6:35 pm | Gates Open at 5:30 pm

  • Two-For-Tuesday presented by Polk's Meat Products - The Shuckers will offer $2 Polk's hot dogs on Tuesdays this season and fans can bring in their Polk's Meat Products label to the MGM Park box office and receive a buy one, get one Box or Reserved Level ticket!
  • Pregame Corvette Parade - The Gulf Coast Corvette Club will have a pregame parade around the warning track (weather permitting).

Probable Pitching Matchup - RHP Luis Ortiz (0-1, 5.00) vs. RHP Brad Keller (2-0, 0.90)

Fans can purchase tickets and save from the game day price by purchasing here HERE  

Wednesday, April 26 vs. Jackson Generals | 10:35 am | Gates Open at 9:30 am 

  • Education Day - Students from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast will enjoy a Shuckers game as well as fun interactive and educational games! Any specific parterners/activities?
  • Business Person's Special - The Shuckers will be offering a Business Person's special which includes a game ticket and Schooner Special (hot dog, chips and small drink) for just $10!

Probable Pitching Matchup - RHP Taylor Jungmann (0-1, 4.50) vs. TBD 

Fans can purchase tickets and save from the game day price by purchasing here HERE 

Kids Fun Run: All kids, 12-and-under will have the opportunity to run the bases after EVERY home game again this season at MGM Park!

Tickets for individual regular season games are currently on-sale and may be purchased by visiting the MGM Park box office or any Ticketmaster outlet. Season Tickets, Shmini Plans, Group Tickets, Party Deck Tickets and Mercedes-Benz Mini Suite Tickets are available by calling the Shuckers at 228-233-3465. For more details, visit biloxishuckers.com.  

ABOUT THE BILOXI SHUCKERS: The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Southern League Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Shuckers play at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi. For more information please visit biloxishuckers.com and follow us on Twitter @biloxishuckers and at facebook.com/biloxishuckers.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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