Gazebo Gazette

The 2024 Battle at the Beach High School Baseball Tournament will return to Shuckers Ballpark for seven games over four days featuring multiple schools from across the Coast. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster for $10. All seating is general admission. Gates open one hour prior to first pitch for all games.

“We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with the Shuckers for another year of the Battle At The Beach Tournament,” Biloxi High School Athletic Director Eddie Loftis said. “We have grown from 32 teams in year one to eight years later we are staying steady at 65-68 teams each year. It is such a great venue for local teams and visiting teams to be able to play at. I truly believe that the relationship we have developed has been a big factor in the success of this tournament.”

The tournament at Shuckers Ballpark gets underway with a doubleheader on Friday, March 8 starting at 5:00 p.m. with Pass Christian against Wayne Academy. The nightcap features a heated rivalry match-up with Biloxi against D’Iberville at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., Pascagoula takes on Houston Christian to wrap up the first weekend of action at the ballpark.

The Battle at the Beach continues with four games over two days on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15 with two doubleheaders. On Thursday, Northwest Rankin faces off against Sumrall at 5:00 p.m. before West Harrison plays Germantown at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Gulfport battles Warren Central at 5:00 p.m. and the night concludes with Picayune against Ft. Worth Southwest Christian at 7:30 p.m.

Additionally, the north entrance to Shuckers Ballpark is set to transform for the 2024 season from a grassy area to a community space for all fans to use on their way to Biloxi Shuckers games during the team’s ninth season on the Coast. The new area, named “Shuckers Plaza” will include a wiffle ball field, signage, inflatables, food and beverage options, and a retail kiosk.

The project, announced as part of extensive renovations ahead of the 2024 season, will be available to all fans by the start of the season in April. The Shuckers will begin their home slate with an exhibition game on Wednesday, April 3 against the Pearl River Community College Wildcats before opening the season at home on Friday, April 5 against the Montgomery Biscuits.

While the plaza will be open during all Shuckers game days, the wiffle ball field will have availability throughout the year for community use. Fans and kids of all ages can use the field throughout the year. Bats and balls will be provided during pregame activities on Shuckers game days. Inflatables, retail kiosks and food and beverage options will be available starting at least 90 minutes prior to first pitch for every Shuckers home game, weather permitting. Time will vary based on the day of week and weather. Times and dates are subject to change.

The Shuckers will have more information regarding their full promotional schedule, fireworks, giveaways, character appearances and more in the coming weeks.  Both single-game tickets and daily promotions have been announced.

Tickets are available now for the final two games of the 2024 Hancock Whitney Classic featuring Mississippi State, New Orleans and South Alabama.  The games will be played on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13.

The Biloxi Shuckers open the 2024 season at home on Friday, April 5 against the Montgomery Biscuits.