The Biloxi Shuckers got the job done on the mound and at the plate. Pitcher Jorge Lopez gave up only one run on four hits with six strikeouts in seven innings.
Shuckers manager Carlos Subero said, "Great ballgame. It started with Jorge Lopez who had a great outing on the mound, going seven innings. He allowed only four hits , striking out six guys and a couple of times he got into trouble, he got out of it."
After the Lookouts grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the 3rd, Biloxi exploded for three runs in the bottom of the inning on a triple by Yadiel Rivera and a two run blast off the bat of Orlando Arcia who had 2 hits in three trips to the plate, including a RBI double. Arcia now has 10 hits in 16 at-bats with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and nine RBI in four postseason games.
Rivera was 2 for 5 with 3 runs batted in. Besides his triple, Yadiel smashed a 2 run double.
"When they told me they want me to come down and help the team in the playoffs, I said, yes, "stated Rivera. "Let's go out and help the team and we're here in the finals and won the first game. Hopefully, we've got the next two."
Center fielder Brett Phillips belted his first Shuckers home run Wednesday night. It was a solo-shot in the fourth inning to right field.
"Playoffs is a different atmosphere and I've been blessed enough to play in my third, "said Phillips. "So, I knew what it's like to win and I feel like I contribute to this team. Everyone of these guys are winners. You can see it in our faces when we're out on the field, playing hard and playing to win."
The Shuckers are now undefeated in four postseason games and have plated 24 runs on 42 hits.
The Shuckers go for win Number two tonight at 7:10 at MGM Park and let's pack the stadium.
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