BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Biloxi Shuckers (68-58, 34-23) used an eight-run seventh inning and six shutout innings from starter TJ Shook to extend their win streak to a season-high eight with a 9-2 win over the Birmingham Barons (46-81, 21-36) at Regions Field on Tuesday night. The win also extended
*BIRMINGHAM, AL *– The Biloxi Shuckers (68-58, 34-23) used an eight-run seventh inning and six shutout innings from starter TJ Shook to extend their win streak to a season-high eight with a 9-2 win over the Birmingham Barons (46-81, 21-36) at Regions Field on Tuesday night. The win also extended Biloxi’s win streak to seven in a row against the Barons.
The Shuckers' offense sparked in the second by loading the bases thanks to a single from Freddy Zamora and back-to-back walks. With the bases loaded, Zavier Warren drove in Biloxi’s first run with a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Zamora from third.
From there, Shuckers’ starter TJ Shook and Barons’ starter Matt Thompson settled in. Shook used a double-play to get out of the first and second innings before retiring six in a row, facing the minimum through four. Thompson, meanwhile, retired nine straight between the third and sixth innings, including five strikeouts to record his final five outs of the night. Shook dominated the Barons, facing the minimum through six shutout innings on just 58 pitches.
In the seventh, back-to-back doubles from Carlos Rodriguez and Zavier Warren doubled Biloxi’s lead to 2-0. Two batters later, Lamar Sparks brought home two with a triple to right-center, and a throwing error on the play allowed him to come home, extending Biloxi’s lead to 5-0. Later in the inning, Adisyn Coffey entered for the Barons with the bases loaded, and Jeferson Quero immediately made it 6-0 with a fielder’s choice up the middle. An RBI walk from Rodriguez and a two-RBI single from Warren extended the lead to 8-0. Biloxi sent 13 men to the plate in the inning and 11 of the 13 reached base.
In the bottom of the inning, White Sox top prospect Colson Montgomery ended the shutout with a solo home run to right. Bryan Ramos did the same in the ninth, this time to left, cutting the Shuckers’ lead to 9-2.
Shook (6-4) earned the win for Biloxi while Thompson (5-14) took the loss for the Barons despite allowing one run in six innings. With the win, the Shuckers won their eighth straight road game, the longest road win streak in franchise history.
Lefty Adam Seminaris will start for Biloxi against lefty Ky Bush for the Barons. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Regions Field.
The game can be heard on Cruisin’ WGCM 1240 AM, 100.9 FM with coverage beginning at 6:50 p.m. with the Biloxi Shuckers Pregame Show featuring the Mississippi Army National Guard Pregame Interview. The game can also be seen live on MiLB.tv.
Individual tickets, group outings, Shuck Nation memberships and Flex Plans for the 2023 Biloxi Shuckers season are available now by calling (228) 233-3465 or visiting biloxishuckers.com.
ABOUT THE BILOXI SHUCKERS:
The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Shuckers are members of the Southern League and 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.
ABOUT SHUCKERS BASEBALL, LLC:
Shuckers Baseball, LLC is a MS entity owned and operated by John Tracy. Shuckers Baseball operates the Biloxi Shuckers baseball franchise, including operating MGM Park for Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball games and other entertainment and recreational events.