Before Tuesday's game with the BayBears, the Shuckers were in slump at the plate with runners in scoring position. Only 4 hits in 38 at-bats. That's not going to get the job done.
The Shuckers finally came up with timely hits including a walk off single by Nathan Orf that plated the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Orf had a big night for Biloxi. In three at-bat, Orf had two hits, scored two runs and drove in the winning run.
The Shuckers didn't waste anytime in getting on the scoreboard. Biloxi scored two runs in the bottom of the first. Jose Fellhauer slapped a double down the left field line. Nathan Orf who had walked, raced home with the games first run.
Center fielder Michael Reed had one hit in three trips to the plate. That one hit was a big one, a triple to right center field that scored shortstop Orlando Arcia with the Shuckers second run in the inning.
Mobile's Rudy Flores would blast his tenth home run of the season, a shot over the right center field wall off Wily Peralta. Wily would settle down and gave up the one run on three hits with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings.
Mobile tied the game 4-all in the top of the ninth off Jacob Barnes (W,2-4). He pitched 2.0 innings, gave up two hits, one run and tossed two strikeouts and he would secure the win.
The Shuckers won't have much time to celebrate Tuesday's 5-4 victory. Biloxi opens a five-game road series at Pensacola 6:35 p.m. Wednesday.
The Milwaukee Brewers announced a couple of roster moves on Tuesday. Right handed pitcher Damien Magnifico was placed on the 7-day disabled list. Former Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies left handed reliever Jeremy Horst signed a minor league contract and will join the Shuckers.
Magnifico, 24, is 3-1 with a 1.42 ERA (6 ER/38.0 IP) this season in 29 games. The right-hander ranks third in the Southern League with 12 saves and among relievers ranks third in the league in opponents' batting average at .203. In the last seven games, the Mesquite, Texas native hasn't allowed an earned run in 8.2 innings pitched.
Horst, 29, had a 1.64 ERA and nine saves in 32 appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Double-A affiliate, Tulsa Drillers, this season, leading the club in saves. The De Pere, Wisconsin native had a 3.33 ERA in 72 relief outings in the majors from 2011-13 with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies.
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