Another first game to note: the Biloxi Shuckers debut last night at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, home of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (both Class AA; Southern League), was a success for both teams: a sellout crowd watched the Shuckers’ first win.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos attracted a sellout crowd of 5,038, but in the end the Shuckers fans went home happy after a 4-0 win. The former Huntsville Stars were led by Milwaukee Brewers’ top prospect Orlando Arcia, who doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored another as Biloxi pitchers Brooks Hall, Mike Strong, Jaye Chapman and Wirfin Obispo combined to shutout the Reds’ Double-A affiliate on just three hits.
As for the Shuckers: last night’s game was just the first step in what should be an interesting journey this season. The team will spend April and May on the road, and barring something unexpected the Shuckers should make their MGM Park debut sometime in early June. The team had plenty of offseason drama, but that tends to be forgotten once that first pitch is thrown.
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