BILOXI, MS (Biloxi Shuckers) - The Biloxi Shuckers (45-32) jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead, but the Mobile BayBears (41-34) smacked 16 hits to earn a 9-4 victory at MGM Park on Thursday night.
LHP Wade Miley (L, 1-2) looked sharp early on, blanking the BayBears over the first two innings. This allowed Biloxi to take the lead by plating four runs in the bottom of the second. Gabriel Noriega drove in Lucas Erceg with a single. With two outs and two on, Corey Ray rifled a ball to centerfield that fell in front of Brennon Lund. With the sun glaring, the ball hopped past Lund and trickled to the wall. Luis Aviles Jr. and Tyler Heineman both scored on the play as Ray raced around the bases to complete the inside-the-park home run. It's the second such home run for the Shuckers against Mobile this season as Jake Hager completed the same feat earlier in the year at Hank Aaron Stadium.
The BayBears began their comeback in the top of the third with three runs against Miley. Jack Kruger provided a two-run single to make it 4-3. A frame later, Riley Unroe singled with two runners on against RHP Daniel Reynolds. Trailing runner Zach Gibbons was at first base when Trent Grisham's throw home skipped past Heineman and sailed into the Mobile dugout, awarding Gibbons home to give the BayBears a 5-4 lead. All told, Miley gave up five runs on eight hits over 3.1 innings (47 pitches).
Mobile added another tally in the fifth on Kruger's second Double-A home run. The BayBears piled on three more in the eighth with a two-run triple from Brennon Lund and another Kruger single, his fourth RBI of the night.