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Betancourt's walk-off double extends Shuckers win streak to three games

Shuckers outfielder Brett Phillips crosses home plate after hitting his sixth home run of the season. Shuckers outfielder Brett Phillips crosses home plate after hitting his sixth home run of the season.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Javier Betancourt picked a good time for his only hit of the ballgame.

The 20-year-old hit a two-run double on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Biloxi Shuckers a 6-5 win over the Jacksonville Suns Friday night.

Jacksonville starter Ivan Pineyro lasted just two-thirds of an inning, giving up three earned runs on four hits, including Brett Phillips' sixth home run of the season.

After giving up a double to Garrett Cooper, Pineyro served up back-to-back RBI doubles to Victor Roache and Nick Shaw.

Following an RBI single by Suns first baseman Brady Shoemaker in the third, Cooper pounded his second extra-base hit of the game in the fifth to extend the Biloxi lead to 4-1.

The Shuckers (22-12) gave up two more runs in the sixth. An RBI single by Sharif Othman resulted in two runs for the Suns (14-21), but one was unearned because of a throwing error on the play by Brandon Macias.

Jacksonville's Austin Dean tied the game at 4-4 with an RBI double in the 7th, and Francisco Arcia's RBI single in the ninth briefly gave the Suns a 5-4 advantage.

Betancourt's game-winning hit brought home Macias and Jacob Nottingham.

The Shuckers will begin a 10-game road trip Saturday in Chattanooga against the Lookouts.

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