BILOXI, MS - The Biloxi Shuckers got near-flawless performances from their pitching tandem of Taylor Williams and Jon Perrin en route to a 4-0 shutout of the Chattanooga Lookouts at MGM Park.
With their fourth straight win, the Shuckers improved to 23-19 and kept pressure on the other two teams contending for first place in the Southern League's South Division. They entered play tied with the Mississippi Braves and one game behind the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the race for the top of the standings.
Williams was given a higher pitch count than his previous starts in his continued recovery from Tommy John surgery, and he made the most of it by allowing only one hit and striking out four over 3.2 innings. Perrin (W, 2-0) was nearly as good in relief, allowing only two singles and a walk in 4.1 innings to keep the Lookouts off the board.
The Shuckers jumped out to an early lead in the first inning, getting doubles from Mauricio Dubon and Michael Reed on the first two pitches from Ryan Eades (L, 1-1) to score the first run. Dubon drove in another run in the third inning on a sacrifice fly after Johnny Davis led off the inning with a triple. Dubon was 2-for-3, collecting his 20th multi-hit game and he leads the league with 51 hits. He also earned his league-leading 23rd stolen base.
In the fourth, Art Charles hit an RBI double with two outs to extend the lead to 3-0. An unearned run came home in the sixth when Charles reached on an error by first baseman Jonathan Rodriguez to score Dustin DeMuth with the fourth run.
Nick Ramirez pitched into a jam in the ninth inning, but Matt Ramsey (S, 12) got the final two outs of the game to earn his league-leading 12th save.
The Shuckers will try to make it five wins in a row on Saturday as RHP Jorge Lopez is scheduled to start against RHP Steve Gonzalvez for the Lookouts. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm, with the Beau Rivage Pregame Show starting at 6:15 pm on Cruisin' WGCM AM-1240/FM-100.9 and the Shuckers Radio Network. The game will also be available at biloxishuckers.com, MiLB.TV and TuneIn Radio.
The Shuckers' homestand at MGM Park continues on Friday with great promotions:
Post-Game Fireworks - Every Saturday home game this season, fireworks will light up the sky over MGM Park and downtown Biloxi. Experience the best fireworks show on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! This show is launched by Alpha Media Group including 107.1 The Monkey, 97.9 CPR, BOB 105.9, G96.7 and 103.5 The Champ and has a Pop music theme!
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