RECAP: Jumbo Shrimp Fall to Shuckers 7-1
Jumbo Shrimp fall to Shuckers 7-1
Vidal doubles, scores lone Jacksonville run
BILOXI, Miss. - The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (35-28, 65-68) fell to the Biloxi Shuckers (31-30, 67-63) by a 7-1 score in the third game of the five-game series at MGM Park on Monday night.
Biloxi right-handed starter Freddy Peralta (2-4) earned the victory after working six scoreless innings where he allowed just two hits and struck out a career high 12 batters. Jacksonville right-handed starter Trevor Richards (5-6) took the loss, allowing five runs (two earned) on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Biloxi reliever Jorge Lopez worked the final three innings to pick up his sixth save of the year.
Biloxi's scoring started with two outs in the bottom of the second. A ball hit by pitcher Peralta went past Jacksonville first baseman Taylor Ard who committed an error on the play to bring in Biloxi's first run, and then Johnny Davis and Troy Stokes, Jr. followed with RBI singles to give the Shuckers a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second.
The Shuckers then scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth. A three-run homer by Jacob Nottingham capped the rally, as Biloxi took a 7-0 lead into the top of the seventh. Jacksonville scored its lone run in the top of the seventh when David Vidal, who doubled to start the inning, scored from third on a groundout by Rodrigo Vigil to put the score at 7-1, which would be the final.
The start of the game was delayed by an hour and nine minutes due to rain, and the clubs played through a steady rain during the final three innings. The Jumbo Shrimp maintain first place in the second half South Division standings, in front of both the Shuckers and Mobile BayBears by three games with seven left to play in the 2017 season.
The Jumbo Shrimp and Shuckers will continue their series with the fourth game of the five-game set on Tuesday night at 7:35 p.m. ET. Left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters (6-2, 1.97 ERA) will start for Jacksonville against Biloxi right-handed pitcher Jon Perrin (5-3, 3.19 ERA). Fans can listen to the game on the Jumbo Shrimp Network presented by Community First, beginning at 7:20 p.m. with the pregame show "Shrimp On Deck" locally on FM 100.3 The Biz and AM 1600, on the TuneIn Radio app, and www.jaxshrimp.com .
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