BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI - After an hour and 15-minute rain delay, Tennessee fell to Biloxi 5-0 to drop game three of the five-game series with the Shuckers.
The Smokies' offense only managed five hits on Saturday night as Tennessee was shutout by the Shuckers. On the night, Tennessee was 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position as no Smokies' players recorded a multi-hit game.
Stephen Perakslis received the start for the Smokies, allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out four. James Pugliese would relieve Perakslis in the fifth and go on to pitch three innings. Pugliese allowed just one run on one hit. Craig Brooks would pitch a scoreless eighth inning.
Biloxi struck early as Blake Allemand hit an RBI double in the bottom of the first to score Johnny Davis and Troy Stokes Jr. The Shuckers extended their lead to 4-0 following a solo home run from Clint Coulter and an RBI single from Angel Ortega. Davis would extend the lead to five following a solo home run to center in the fifth. That was all the Shuckers would need as they get the shutout victory 5-0.
The Smokies are back in action tomorrow night against the Shuckers with Trevor Clifton on the bump. Jon Perrin is expected to take the mound for Biloxi with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. ET.
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