Biloxi Shuckers

Shuckers’ roster turnover continues with Wang’s promotion

Left-hander Wei-Chung Wang was promoted from Double-A Biloxi to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
Left-hander Wei-Chung Wang was promoted from Double-A Biloxi to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday. ttisbell@sunherald.com

The roster shuffling continues in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

Biloxi Shuckers left-handed starter Wei-Chung Wang was promoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, leaving another gap to fill in the Biloxi rotation.

Wang will be replaced by right-hander Preston Gainey, who moves up from High-A Brevard County, Fla.

Wang made 19 starts for the Shuckers this season and has been one of the team's more consistent starting pitchers with seven quality starts. He was 6-5 with a 3.52 ERA at Biloxi, striking out 91 and walking 33. Opponents batted .258 against him.

Wang earned his promotion in the second half of the season. He was 4-2 with a 2.27 ERA in eight starts after the All-Star break.

Gainey is a 25-year-old pitcher from the Naval Academy. After starting his pro career as a starter, Gainey has shown significant progress after making move to the bullpen last year. He has a 1.88 ERA in 12 appearances, splitting time between Brevard County and the Rookie League. He has 17 strikeouts, 12 walks and one save this year.

Gainey was a Florida State League mid-season All-Star in 2015 with Brevard. He finished 2-5 with five saves and a 1.75 ERA.

Gainey pitched for the Naval Academy for two seasons and was drafted by the Brewers in the 11th round of the 2012 draft.

Impressive start

Clint Coulter's debut at Double-A has gone about as well as he could have hoped.

In his first four games at Biloxi, Coulter went 6-for-9 with five runs scored.

The 23-year-old made his first appearance as a pinch runner on Aug. 5 against Pensacola and managed to score the winning run in the 10th inning of a 5-4 win.

In his first start as a Shucker, the native of Camas, Wash., set a Shuckers club record by scoring four runs. He went 2-for-2, reaching base four times in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Blue Wahoos. The four runs tied a personal best set on Aug. 19, 2012, in the Arizona League.

Coulter's early numbers in Biloxi are impressive considering he was batting just .220 with six homers and 32 RBIs in 87 games at Brevard County.

Coulter, a first-round selection by the Brewers in the 2012 draft, improved his standing at Brevard County by having his best month yet in June, batting .263.

His best season as a pro came in 2014 when he batted .287 with 22 homers and 89 RBIs at Class-A Wisconsin. His batting average dipped to .246 with 13 homers at Brevard County in 2015.

Hot bat

Shuckers infielder Dustin Demuth has recorded six multiple-hit games of his first 13 games at Biloxi.

Demuth, who was batting .287 at Brevard County prior to his promotion, is hitting .388 with seven runs scored and a pair of RBIs at Biloxi.

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