What started as simply hosting the Southern League All-Star Game has turned into a celebration for the Biloxi Shuckers and their first half championship.
The most wins in the South Division and now the most all-star selections for any team in the Southern League with nine Shuckers representing for their hometown at MGM Park tonight.
Just hard to come back from a six run deficit like that, even in an all-star game. In the end, it’s the north taking home the victory from MGM Park by the final score of 7-3.
But Shuckers Media Relations and Broadcasting Manager Garrett Greene says this week there is no loser. “I think it’s a once in a lifetime event. This is something that doesn’t come around very often. Professional baseball wasn’t here on the Coast for over 70 years, and so now to not just have a pro baseball team but have all the best talent in baseball right here in one ball park. I mean these are guys you’re going to see three, four years or now who are going to be Major League All-Stars. And so to have them here in one spot is indescribable.”
The Shuckers will return to the diamond for the start of the second half at 6:35 p.m. Thursday against the Mississippi Braves.