Shuckers open playoffs against Pensacola tonight

The Biloxi Shuckers, who won the first and second halves of the South Division, will open the 2018 Southern League Divisional Round by hosting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at MGM Park this evening at 6:35.

The Shuckers are set to send 2018 Southern League Most Outstanding Pitcher RHP Zack Brown (9-1, 2.40) to the mound while the Blue Wahoos have not named a starter. The teams will meet in a best of five series.

Playoff tickets for the 2018 Southern League postseason can be purchased at the MGM Park box office, online at or over the phone through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Group outings are also available and can be reserved by calling 228-233-3465.

The Biloxi Shuckers (81-59, 40-30) clinched the second half Title despite a 6-4 defeat against the Birmingham Barons (66-72, 34-36) on Monday afternoon at MGM Park. Biloxi clinched the title when Pensacola fell to Tennessee 3-0, ensuring the Shuckers will host four out of five potential Divisional Championship games.

The playoffs schedule:

Games 1 and 2 at MGM Park tonight and Thursday at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Game 3 in Pensacola Friday at 6:05 p.m.

Games 4 and 5, if necessary, back at MGM Park at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
See the Shuckers website


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