BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The 2015 MILBY award for Minor League Baseball "Game of the Year" is going to The Shuckers' first game played at MGM Park in Biloxi.
That Shuckers victory in their first game included 5-4 walk-off in 14 innings against the Mobile BayBears before 5,065 fans.
According to Shuckers officials, the team earned the nod over other finalists including: Triple-A Louisville's combined no-hitter on July 12 against Toledo; Double-A Arkansas' 15-12 win over Springfield on June 13, which included a 14-run fifth inning; Triple-A Toledo's 10-8 loss to Lehigh Valley on August 3 that featured Mike Hessman's go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning that set the new minor league home run record; Tony Gwynn Jr's walk-off single which earned Triple-A Syracuse a 1-0 win over Buffalo on Father's Day, almost a year to the date of his father's (Tony Gwynn) passing.
The team has also been nominated for a MILBY in categories: "Best Team", "Breakout Prospect" for Orlando Arcia and Brett Phillips was nominated for "Best Offensive Player."
An exhibition game between The Shuckers and their parent club, the Milwaukee Brewers is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 at 1:10 p.m. The Shuckers will open the 2015 regular season at home on Thursday, April 7 against the Chattanooga Lookouts.