Shuckers end 2017 season at 71-66

The Biloxi Shuckers, who wrapped up their season Monday, with a three-hit shutout over the Mobile BayBears, ended the 2017 campaign with a 71-66 record, the third time the team has finished better than .500 since moving to Biloxi in 2015.

As the season comes to a close, centerfielder Johnny Davis led the team with a .263 batting average, 133 hits and a league-best 52 stolen bases. Rightfielder Clint Coulter paces the team with 14 home runs, and shortstop Angel Ortega led the team with 50 RBI. On the pitching side, Aaron Wilkerson’s team-leading 11 wins are tied for fourth, his 3.16 ERA is eighth, his 143 strikeouts are third, and his 1.07 WHIP is best in the league. Matt Ramsey’s franchise-record 27 saves led the Southern League, and the recently-promoted Nick Ramirez tied for third with 48 relief appearances.

The first-half champion Pensacola Blue Wahoos will host the second-half champion Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp when the South Division playoffs begin Wednesday. The winner of that series will face the winner of Chattanooga and Montgomery from the North Division to determine the Southern League champion.

The Shuckers open up their 2018 season on the road at Montgomery before their home opener against Mississippi on April 11.
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