FOUR SHUCKERS COMBINE ON NO-HITTER

By: Seth Williams | Miller Park Prospects

Four Biloxi Shuckers pitchers combined to throw the first no-hitter in the franchise’s history on Monday evening as the Shuckers edged Tennessee, 1-0.

Hiram Burgos got the start for Biloxi and went two innings before turning things over to the bullpen.  Forrest Snow followed Burgos to the mound and was credited with the win after going three innings and striking out four.  Nick Ramirez tossed the sixth inning for the Shuckers and Jorge Lopez came on to close the door in the seventh, completing the no-hitter and earning the save.

Snow and Ramirez each issued a walk, but that was it as far as baserunners would go for the Smokies in game two of their doubleheader.

Biloxi plated the only run of the game in the bottom half of the first inning, as outfielder Troy Stokes, Jr. blasted his third home run since his promotion to Double-A.  That run would prove to be all the Shuckers would need as they improved their record to 60-57 on the season with their win over the Cubs’ affiliate.