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Biloxi Shuckers set a number of season highs in 12-1 loss to Jacksonville on Monday

It's always tough to beat excellent pitching and that was the case Monday afternoon in Jacksonville at Bragan Field.

Pitcher Austin Brice tossed eight shutout innings and gave up only one hit in posting his third win of the season against six losses.

The Biloxi Shuckers set a number of season highs in the 12-1 loss. Brice struck out 13 Shuckers which was the most in game this season by Biloxi.  The Shuckers surrendered the most runs and suffered their worst defeat this season.

Biloxi won the five-game series 3 games to 2 and have won 11 of 15 head-to-head games with the Suns.

Brooks Hall (7-4) got the starting nod on the mound for the Shuckers and hit a road block in the third inning. The Suns broke through with six-consecutive singles, received a walk and bagged four runs in the inning. Trevor Sidenberger relieved Hall and didn't fare much better.  The lefty pitching three innings, gave up 4 runs on 3 hits, two walks and four strikeouts.

Before the third inning came to an end, Jacksonville plated 10 runs on seven hits.  That was the most given up by Biloxi pitching in any inning this season.

Hall closed out the game by giving up eight runs on seven hits and two walks and ended his shortest outing of the season.  The Suns have his number.  In 10 innings against Hall, the Suns have scored 16 runs.

Martin Viramontes (0.2 IP, H) pitched the sixth inning for Biloxi, but was forced to leave the game due to an apparent lower-body injury after allowing two base runners and recording two outs.  Manny Barreda (2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 SO) relieved Viramontes and got the last out in the inning.

Brice (3-6) cruised through eight innings on the mound and set down 20-consecutive Shuckers after allowing a single off the bat of Josh Fellhauer.  Brice was almost untouchable retiring 24 of 26 batters he faced and established a career-high with 13 strikeouts.

Biloxi scored a run in the ninth off Suns reliever Craig Stem when a passed-ball third strike to Orlando Arcia allowed Adam Weisenburger to score from third base.

Arcia went 0 for 4 at the plate and that ended his seven-game hitting strike and his four strikeouts tied him for the most strikeouts in a game with Nick Ramirez.

Biloxi will have Tuesday off before returning home to MGM Park for a three-game series with the Mississippi Braves beginning Wednesday night at 7:10.

Right handed pitcher Tyler Wagner (6-2, 2.44 ERA) will get the starting call in game one for the Shuckers.  The Braves will counter with right handed pitcher Greg Ross (2-7, 6.20 ERA).

Berm Tickets:  There has been an overwhelming demand for tickets for the July 3rd game and post-game fireworks show so the Shuckers will have the $13 Berm tickets available for sale Tuesday morning at 10 at the MGM Park Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

The July 3rd Braves-Shuckers game will begin at 6:10 p.m.

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