The Biloxi Shuckers jumped all over Barons starting pitcher Tanner Banks. Tyrone Taylor belted a double in the bottom of the first. Blake Allemand followed with a single past first base into right field. That base hit drove home Taylor with the games first run.
With a runner on first, Michael Choice stepped up to the plate. He ripped a deep fly ball that sailed over 400 feet to center field for a 2-run home run and Biloxi led 3-0. That was the fifth home run for Choice over the past eight days.
Tyrone Taylor had a big night. The Shuckers left fielder went 4-for-5, had 2 RBI and scored two runs.
Choice went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and scored a run. Javier Bettancourt had 2 hits in 4 trips to the plate, scored a run and had one RBI.
Aaron Wilkerson (W, 8-4) posted the win for the Shuckers (47-47). In five innings, Bettancourt gave up 2 runs on 5 hits with 5 strikeouts.
Freddy Peralta (S, 1) pitched 4 innings and posted his first save on the season. He gave up no runs on 1 hit, 2 base-on-balls and 6 strikeouts.
A crowd of 3,610 fans watched the Shuckers last home game for awhile. Biloxi will open a five-game road series in Pearl beginning Wednesday night at 7:00.
On July 25 the Shuckers battle Pensacola in a 5-game set at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Biloxi returns home to MGM Park on July 30, hosting Jacksonville.
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