BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - With a Southern League playoff spot unlikely, the Biloxi Shuckers have begun to turn their focus into becoming spoilers in the South Division, defeating the Mobile BayBears 3-2 Wednesday night.
Mobile (26-24, 66-53) is in a race with the Mississippi Braves for the final playoff spot in the South, but the BayBears dropped to six games behind the M-Braves.
Nineteen games remain in the regular season for the Biloxi Shuckers, who are 11.5 games behind the Braves. Tyrone Taylor's ninth homer of the season helped Biloxi earn a second-straight victory.
Luis Ortiz, who was acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers in the trade involving Jonathan Lucroy, pitched 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball with two strikeouts in his first appearance with the Shuckers.
Stephen Kohlscheen notched his 19th save of the year and lowered his season ERA to 2.20.