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Pitching and lineup dominate in Shuckers’ 10-0 win to extend win streak to eight

Biloxi Shuckers

April 20, 2024 – Southern League (SL)
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Biloxi Shuckers' TJ shook on the mound
Biloxi Shuckers’ TJ shook on the mound
(Biloxi Shuckers, Credit: Joshua Sumrall)


BILOXI, MS – In front of more than 3,000 spectators at Shuckers Ballpark on Saturday night, the Biloxi Shuckers (10-4) posted a dominant 10-0 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts (3-10), extending their win streak to eight. The shutout win was the pitching staff’s fourth of the year and the second in the last three games. The team’s 10 runs and 13 hits both set season highs. With the shutout win, the pitching staff lowered their ERA to 1.69, tied for the best 14-game start for a Double-A staff since 2005 and tied for seventh in Minor League Baseball since 2005. The Shuckers also became the first Southern League team to 10 wins in 2024.

The Shuckers started the scoring in the second off Lookouts starter Chase Petty, using a double play to strike first and an RBI ground-rule double from Noah Campbell to extend the lead to 2-0. In the third, the Shuckers extended the lead to 5-0 with two-out RBI singles from Darrien Miller, Freddy Zamora and Zavier Warren.

The Shuckers extended the lead to 8-0 in the fifth with an RBI double by Freddy Zamora, a wild pitch and an RBI single by Zavier Warren. The Shuckers had each of the first six batters reach in the inning. Three innings later, Biloxi reached the double-digit mark with Ethan Murray’s two-RBI double against the left field wall, making it 10-0.

On the mound, TJ Shook struck out seven in five scoreless innings. Shook also retired eight in a row to finish his start. Russell Smith and Kaleb Bowman combined for four shutout innings out of the bullpen, including six strikeouts. Shook (1-1) earned the win while Chase Petty (0-2) took the loss.

Four Shuckers had multiple hits, including a season-high three from Darrien Miller. Mike Boeve also reached base twice for Biloxi in his Double-A debut.

The Shuckers finish their homestand against the Lookouts tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. Nate Peterson (1-0, 0.84) gets the start for Biloxi after matching his career-high with six innings on Tuesday. Hunter Parks (0-1, 7.36) gets the start for Chattanooga. The first 125 fans will receive a special Shuckers poster presented by Mele Printing and pregame autographs will be available. Fans can also make a catch on the field and run the bases after the game. Fans can save more than 35% with a ‘Fun Day Sunday’ package that includes reserved tier seating and a voucher for a hot dog, chips and soft drink or water for just $19 per person with a minimum of four people. Fans can listen live on Biloxi Shuckers Radio Network with pregame coverage starting at 12:45 PM from the Ground Zero Blues Club Broadcast Booth.

Fans can save up to 50% on game day prizes by securing their 2024 Shuck Nation membership today. Shuck Nation memberships, Flex plans and group outings are now available by visiting biloxishuckers.com, the ballpark offices and calling (228) 233-3465. Fans can also receive more information about the full promotional schedule and individual game tickets on the Shuckers website.

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