Biloxi Shuckers

Shuckers rally past Blue Wahoos

Tyrone Taylor
Tyrone Taylor

A crowd of 3,604 went home happy on Orlando Arcia Bobblehead Night after the Biloxi Shuckers beat the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5-4 in 10 innings at MGM Park on Friday.

The victory gave the Shuckers their sixth walk-off win of the season and improved their record to 22-15 in one-run games.

Pinch hitter Nick Ramirez walked to lead off the bottom of the 10th and pinch-runner and new Shucker Clint Coulter replaced Ramirez.

Johnny Davis put down a successful sacrifice to advance Coulter into scoring position.

After an intentional walk to Brett Phillips, Tyrone Taylor rolled a grounder to third.

Taylor Sparks got Phillips at second, but the throw to first by second baseman Brandon Dixon on a double-play attempt sailed into the Shuckers’ dugout and allowed Coulter to score the winning run.

Angel Ortega tied the game in the seventh inning with his second home run this season, both coming against Pensacola.

Taylor homered for Biloxi (16-25, 55-55) in the first to give the Shuckers a 1-0 lead. It was Taylor’s eighth homer of the season.

Pensacola led 4-3 in the sixth after a bases-loaded single against reliever Brooks Hall, but Hall (4-2) held the Blue Wahoos (19-22, 60-51) scoreless the last four innings.

Orlando Arcia Bobblehead Night was in honor of the Milwaukee Brewers rookie shortstop who got his first major league hit on Friday.

One of baseball’s top prospects, Arcia stole 25 bases and hit 37 doubles for the Shuckers in 2015. He was promoted from Colorado Springs to Milwaukee on Aug. 2 and turned 22 on Aug. 4.