Category: AA Baseball

Lucas Erceg Leads Offensive Onslaught as Biloxi Ends Skid, 15-5

Well, when the Biloxi Shuckers end a losing streak, they sure know how to do it in style. The Shuckers entered the final contest of their five-game series against the Mobile BayBears as losers of three straight, but they pounded out 19 hits in their 15-5 victory over Mobile to move to 10-5 on the…

Matt Thaiss Delivers Walk-Off Single in 10th to Give Mobile 2-1 Victory

If the Biloxi Shuckers don’t hear the name Matt Thaiss ever again, it will be a welcome sight. For the second time in three games, Thaiss delivered a walk-off RBI in the 1oth to give the Mobile BayBears the victory. Thursday night, he helped to complete a dramatic comeback, as the BayBears won 2-1. The…

Matt Thaiss Powers BayBears to 6-5 Victory over Shuckers

A night after delivering a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 1oth that gave the Mobile BayBears a 4-3 victory, Matt Thaiss was at it again, blasting a three-run homer that tied the score in the fifth, and the BayBears would add a run in the sixth as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers for the second…

Matt Thaiss Drives Home Winning Run in 10th to Give Mobile 4-3 Win

It took extra innings and a quirky international rule, but the Biloxi Shuckers finally saw their six-game road winning streak come to an end Tuesday night. Matt Thaiss’ sacrifice fly brought home Riley Unroe as the Mobile BayBears were victorious, 4-3. Luis Ortiz took the loss, despite tossing 6-plus innings of outstanding relief. The Shuckers…

Jake Hager Leads Offense as Biloxi Shuckers 5-1 Victory

The Biloxi Shuckers headed back to the road a night after seeing their eight-game win streak come to an end. They got another outstanding pitching performance, as Cody Ponce allowed just one run in 5.2 innings pitched, but it was Jake Hager “the Terrible” who proved to be the bad guest, rapping out 3 hits,…

Biloxi Extends Win Streak Before Falling in Game 2, 7-4, 3-0

The Biloxi Shuckers had to wait a day to extend their winning streak to eight following Saturday’s rainout but, thanks to a 3-RBI afternoon by Tyler Heineman, Biloxi was able to continue the longest win streak in franchise history. However, the streak came to an abrupt end in the nightcap as four Mississippi Braves pitchers…

Throwing Error Helps Extend Biloxi Win Streak to Seven, 5-4

The Biloxi Shuckers headed to the diamond Friday night looking to extend their winning streak to seven. A night after twice battling back before downing the Mississippi Braves, Biloxi would have to battle back once again, scoring four runs in the eighth thanks to a throwing error that enabled two runs to score, and the…

Corey Ray Completes Shuckers Comeback with Career Night, 6-5

The Biloxi Shuckers entered Thursday night’s contest verse the Mississippi Braves looking for their sixth straight victory. This became a game of halves, as neither team could plate a run through the first five innings, but the second half of the game proved to be a slugfest. Twice Mississippi took the lead, only to see…

Luis Ortiz, Biloxi Bullpen Blank Braves 2-0

It was the home opener for the Biloxi Shuckers which included a fireworks display following the game. It was nice that the team provided fireworks following the contest because there was little action offensively during the contest, as Biloxi Shuckers starter Luis Ortiz completely silenced the Mississippi Braves bats, blanking them over six innings and…

Lucas Erceg, 5-Run Third Send Biloxi Shuckers to Fourth Straight Win, 5-3

The Biloxi Shuckers were looking for their fourth straight victory Monday night and, thanks to a five run third inning highlighted by a three run double by Lucas Erceg, the Shuckers were victorious over the Montgomery Biscuits, 5-3. Biloxi continues to get outstanding pitching, holding the Biscuits to three runs or less for the fifth…

Thomas Jankins, Biloxi Shuckers Blank Biscuits, 8-0

If there is one thing we have learned early on this season in the Southern League, it is that these Biloxi Shuckers can pitch. That was on display on Sunday as Thomas Jankins tossed seven scoreless innings, combining with Brad Kuntz on the 6 hit shutout, as the Shuckers downed the Montgomery Biscuits, 8-0. That…

Kodi Medeiros Blanks Biscuits, Shuckers Win 5-2

The first start at the AA level proved to be one to remember for the Kodi Medeiros, as the left-hander tossed five shutout innings to lead the Biloxi Shuckers to the 5-2 victory. Blake Allemand was a perfect 3-3, and the Nate Griep loaded the bases before recording his second save of the season. Corey…

Troy Stokes, Jr. Drives in Four to Lead Biloxi to 7-2 Victory

A night after a later error led to the Biloxi Shuckers losing to the Montgomery Biscuits, 3-2, the Shuckers were not going to give the home team the chance to stay in Friday night’s contest, dominating the game., 7-3. Troy Stokes, Jr. had 2 hits, including his first home run of the year, and drove…

Montgomery Biscuits Hang-On to Down Biloxi, 3-2

It was opening-night of the 2018 Southern League season for the Biloxi Shuckers as they traveled to Alabama to take on the Montgomery Biscuits. Biloxi found themselves trailing early, but battled back to tie the score before an error would cost them the game. That ruined a fantastic offensive performance by Lucas Erceg, who had…

Top Milwaukee Brewers Prospects Set to Shine for Biloxi Shuckers

As the 2018 Southern League season gets underway, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the Biloxi Shuckers as they are set to open the season with a five game set on the road against the Montgomery Biscuits. The Shuckers are looking to build off a 71-66 record in 2017 that saw the team finish second overall in the South Division, but miss the playoffs because they did not win either half of the season.

Starting Pitching in Midseason Form for Offensively Challenged Missions

During the opening week of the MLB season, the San Diego Padres were virtually serving up batting practice to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the starting pitching rotation was the key culprit. But over the course of the next few weeks, their starting pitching began to stabilize and as a result, the major league Padres…

Former San Antonio Mission Cesar Vargas Sparkles in MLB Debut

Highly touted San Diego Padres prospect Cesar Vargas made his Major League debut on Saturday at Petco Park. Vargas was spectacular in five strong innings of work after being recalled to replace injured starter Robbie Erlin, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an elbow strain. He had impressed the Padres with three…

San Antonio Missions’ Nick Torres Impressive in First Season at Double-A

San Antonio outfielder Nick Torres and longtime girlfriend Korrin Smith will exchange wedding vows this November in Oak Glen, California. The couple met almost four years ago while Torres played for the Corvallis Knights summer league team and Korrin was a mass communications student at Oregon State University. They have been inseparable every since. Torres popped the…