The Mobile BayBears (3-3) came to town facing the Shuckers in game one of a two game series at MGM Park Tuesday night and for the second consecutive night a big hit propelled the Biloxi Shuckers (5-1) to victory.
21-year-old Jacob Nottingham led off the bottom of the 13th inning with a solo walk-off home run to break a 1-1 tie, a line drive shot that landed over the left field wall off losing pitcher Will Locante.
That was the only hit in five trips to the plate for Nottingham who blasted his second home run of the season.
The Shuckers grabbed a 1-0 lead after three innings. Tyrone Taylor led off the inning with an infield single. Following a walk and two strikeouts, Garrett Cooper drove the ball past the BayBears second baseman and Taylor galloped home to give Biloxi the lead. Taylor had 3 hits in 6 trips to the plate.
Anthony Banta pitched 5 innings for Mobile and gave up 5 hits, 1 earned run, 2 base-on-balls and 9 strikeouts.
Shuckers starting pitcher Josh Hader pitched 5 innings and gave up 4 hits, 1 run with 7 strikeouts.
Hader gave up the lone run in the top of the 5th inning on a single off the bat of Dan Rohlfing that drove home Ronnie Freeman who led off the inning with a single.
The Shuckers used five pitchers and Steve Peterson posted the win after pitching 2 innings and gave up no hits with 1 strikeout.
The Shuckers entertain the BayBears 6:40 Wednesday night at MGM Park to close out a 7-game home stand.
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