PEARL, MS (WLOX) -
Biloxi Shuckers manager Carlos Subero and his coaching staff, his players and everyone associated with the Double-A franchise should be congratulated on a job well done.
After dropping the series opener to the Mississippi Braves, Biloxi has run off three consecutive wins and won the first half Southern League South Division title and playoff berth.
The Shuckers beat the Braves 9-0 on Sunday and in the three wins, the Shuckers have outscored Mississippi 22-2 and have posted back-to-back shutout victories.
The Shuckers become just the second full-season club to clinch a first half title, joining the Texas League's Corpus Christi Hook. Biloxi clinched the South Division first half with six games remaining.
In Sunday's win, Shuckers pitcher Brooks hall gave up only one hit in eight innings and walked one while striking out five batters in his longest outing of the season. Hall improves to 7-3.
"I'm pitching well right now and being consistent on the mound, throwing strikes, "stated Hall. "To throw eight innings like that in a clinching win is just incredible."
The win give Hall a perfect 3-0 record in the month of June.
Kyle Wren went 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored and recorded his 12th multi-hit performance over his last 19 games. His batting average has increased to .300 and he's hitting .397 during the month of June.
Nathan Orf had 3 hits in 4 trips to the plate scored a run and had a RBI. Orlando Arcia had another big day at the plate. He had 2 hits in 5 at-bats with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Michael Reed was 2 for 5 with a RBI and a run scored. Nick Ramirez had a RBI and run scored.
Tyrone Taylor extended his hitting streak to a season-high six games. He said, "We hit the ball hard today and Hall was unbelievable on the mound. I am honestly so excited right now, I don't know what to say."
The Shuckers and Braves clash in game five of the season Monday night at 7 at Trustmark Park. Right handed pitcher Hiram Burgos (3-0, 3.68 ERA) will get the starting nod for the Shuckers. Right handed pitcher Tyrell Jenkins (4-3, 3.00) will get the start for the Braves.
The Shuckers will have an open date on Tuesday before hosting Montgomery in a five-game series starting Wednesday.