On July 3rd Jeremy Beasley pitched six no-hit innings at Biloxi. In a rematch against those Shuckers at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Jeremy threw a three-up, three-down first inning and then later in the game retired seven batters in a row. However, the Shuckers stroked four hits and scored four runs in the four plus innings that Beasley was on the mound.
Biloxi scored two runs in the second inning and two more in the fifth and when Jeremy left the game, with no outs in that inning, the score was tied at 4. The Shuckers scored a run in the seventh and Mobile scored one to tie the game in the eighth. The Shuckers tallied three in the 10th and won the game 8-5.
Jeremy threw 87 pitches with 50 being strikes in his four innings and he struck out four batters and he walked two. His record for the season is still 5-5 and his ERA is 3.61. For his career he is 14-13 with a 3.09 ERA.
With his three shutout frames against Biloxi, this season 67-of-his-83 (80.7%) complete innings have been shutout innings. For his career 174 of Jeremy’s 218 complete innings have been shutout innings for a percentage of 79.8%.
Jeremy was behind in the count to the first three batters of the game 2-0, 2-0 and 3-1, but he retired all three on a pop up to second, a fly ball to left and a swinging strikeout.
Dillon Thomas lead off the second inning with a single and stole second base. The next two Shuckers struck out swinging and grounded out to second. Cooper Hummel (10th of the season) hit a 2-0 pitch over the left field fence to tie the game at 2. A 3-2 walk and a fly ball to center, which was caught by a diving Jo Adell, ended the inning.
In the third inning shortstop Connor Justice caught a pair of liners for the first two outs and then a ground out to second baseman Erick Salcedo made it a three-up, three-down frame.
The fourth inning was also a breeze. Thomas struck out swinging, Jake Gatewood popped up to short and C.J. Hinojosa struck out swinging.
All three batters Beasley faced in the fifth reached base and two scored. Hummel walked and Weston Wilson singled. A wild pitch scored Hummel and then Skyler Ewing doubled to left to score Wilson and that ended Jeremy’s day on the hill.