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Bettancourt's triple propelled the Biloxi Shuckers past Birmingham 4-1 in 12 innings

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BILOXI, MS (Biloxi Shuckers) -

Javier Bettancourt provided a fireworks display a night before the Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday.  Bettancourt broke open a 1-1 game with the Barons in Birmingham, belting a two-run triple that plated the go-ahead runs in the top of the 12th inning.  Johnny Davis followed with a bunt single that scored Bettancourt from third base with the Shuckers third run in the inning.

Matt Ramsey relieved winning pitcher Josh Uhen (W, 2-2) in the bottom of the 12th and proceeded to toss three strikeouts to close the door on the Barons and preserve a 4-1 victory.  That was the 19th save for Ramsey.

Bettancourt provided the big stick for Biloxi (42-38) hitting safely in 3 of his 5 trips to the plate. Gabriel Noriega drove in the Shuckers first run in the top of the 7th inning with a single.

Corbin Burnes got the starting nod on the mound for the Shuckers.  In six innings he gave up no runs on 5 hits and 5 strikeouts.  Jorge Lopez pitched  2 inning. The Barons got three hits and run off Lopez.  Taylor Scott replaced Lopez on the mound and he tossed 2 shutout innings.  John Uhen didn't give up a hit in the 11th  inning before Ramsey shutdown the Barons in the 12th.

The Shuckers return to MGM Park July 4th hosting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at 6:35 p.m.  Following Tuesday's game, the Shuckers will launch a Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza.

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