Biloxi Shuckers

Oh shucks, the Biloxi 10 can't lift South to Southern League All-Star Game victory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The North Division dominated the South Division in the 2015 Southern League All-Star Game presented by Wind Creek Hospitality winning 9-0 on a muggy night at Riverwalk Stadium Tuesday night.

In total, 10 Biloxi Shuckers took the field for the South in the losing effort, setting a Southern League record.

Orlando Arcia and Nick Ramirez each went 0-for-3 with a walk, while Michael Reed was 0-for-2. Adam Weisenburger was 1-for-1 at the plate, collecting one of the South's four hits.

On the mound, Tyler Wagner surrendered two hits in one inning of work; Jorge Lopez surrendered one run on one walk and two hits while also striking out two; Austin Ross struck out both batters he faced; Brooks Hall surrendered two hits and registered one strikeout while pitching 2/3 of an inning; Hobbs Johnson allowed one walk in 2/3 of an inning; and Damien Magnifico surrendered three runs on four hits and struck out one batter.

Following the Home Run Derby in which Chattanooga Lookouts outfielder Adam Brett Walker II put on a clinic launching nine bombs in the championship round to win the competition, the All-Star Game led things off with Biscuits' own Blake Snell taking the mound against Jacksonville Suns' right-hander Jake Esch.

After a scoreless first inning, the North put the first dent in the South's armor with a three-run homer by Tennessee Smokies' first baseman Dan Vogelbach off Pensacola Blue Wahoos righty Robert Stephenson. Birmingham Barons shortstop Tim Anderson followed that up with an RBI-triple later in the inning to make it 4-0 North.

Montgomery's own Johnny Field, Jr. added an RBI-single in the 4th, and the North didn't look back from there. In the eighth, the Lookouts' Miguel Sano hit an RBI-single to make it 6-0, and then Tyler Goeddel blasted a bases-clearing triple to make it 9-0 just for kicks and delivered the final blow on a night that belonged to the North.

Chattanooga's Jose Berrios picked up the victory, and Stephenson was saddled with the loss, the South Division's first since 2011. Anderson earned MVP honors with his two-hit-and-an-RBI performance, not to mention a stellar diving stop in the field.

The Shuckers return to action with a five-game series at Jacksonville beginning Thursday. Biloxi returns to MGM Park to face the Mississippi Braves in a three-game set beginning July 1.

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