BILOXI, MS (Biloxi Shuckers) - The Biloxi Shuckers' five-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night, as the home team fell to the visiting Jackson Generals 4-1.
The Shuckers stay 5.5 games back of the Mississippi Braves in the Southern League South division after the division leaders fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts, and are half a game behind the Atlanta Braves' Double-A affiliate in the overall standings.
Jackson (36-24, 82-48) tagged Luis Ortiz for a run in the first, but it was unearned to keep the 20-year-old's ERA flawless through his first 18.1 innings with Biloxi (28-33, 67-63).
Tim Lopes doubled to the gap in left-center with one out for the Generals, advanced to third on a passed ball with Tyler O'Neill at the plate, and scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Dario Pizzano for the first run of the game.
Leon Landry started the second with a leadoff home run to the berm in right to give the visitors a 2-0 lead, and snapping Ortiz's unearned run streak at 18.1 innings.
Javier Betancourt singled to center with one out and advanced to second on a walk to Tyrone Taylor. Brett Phillips lined out to center for the second out before Will Middlebrooks ripped a single through the left side of the infield to bring the game to 2-1.
Ortiz (2-1) suffered his first loss with the Shuckers, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits, a walk and two punchouts.
The Generals extended the gap between the clubs with a two-spot in the seventh.