Braves knock off Shuckers 7-4 in series finale

Published 8:24 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PEARL (AP) — Tyler Neslony hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, leading the Mississippi Braves to a 7-4 win over the Biloxi Shuckers on Tuesday.

The double by Neslony, part of a three-run inning, gave the Braves a 5-3 lead before Neslony scored when a runner was thrown out later in the inning.

The Braves tacked on another run in the eighth when Riley Unroe scored on a fielder’s choice.

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Jason Hursh (2-2) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Cody Ponce (1-2) took the loss in the Southern League game.

For the Shuckers, Patrick Leonard singled twice, scoring two runs.

During the six-game series, the Braves went 2-4 against Biloxi to continue a tough stretch since the Southern League All-Star break.

In the 20 games since the break, the Braves are 8-12.

The Braves are off Wednesday before starting a  six-game series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in Jacksonville. Mississippi will return home on Thursday, July 18 for a series against Pensacola.