BILOXI, MS (Biloxi Shuckers) - Four eighth-inning runs for the Biloxi Shuckers (49-37) coupled with ten strikeouts from RHP Marcos Diplan led to a 5-1 Shuckers win over the Jackson Generals (45-41) on Sunday afternoon at MGM Park.
In just his third start at the Double-A level, Diplan tossed a season-high 6.1 innings and left the game in line for the win. His ten strikeouts tied a season high, falling one short of a career best for the Brewers' #11 prospect.
In the bottom of the stanza, the Shuckers plated four quick runs to pull away from the Generals and LHP Daniel Gibson (L, 2-1). Max McDowell started with a single. After a sacrifice bunt and walk, pinch-hitter Gabriel Noriega scalded a single that bounced into centerfield off Galli Cribbs' glove at shortstop. Two batters later, Troy Stokes Jr. added the insurance with a two-run triple. Previously 0-for-3, the three-bagger extended his on-base streak to 16 games.