Early Runs Set The Pace in 9-5 Shuckers Win Over Montgomery
A four-run first inning by the Biloxi Shuckers (11-15) set the tone in a 9-5 win over the Montgomery Biscuits (9-16) on Wednesday night in Montgomery. The Biscuits committed five errors in the ballgame. Brice Turang started the action with a single in the first and advanced to third on
A four-run first inning by the Biloxi Shuckers (11-15) set the tone in a 9-5 win over the Montgomery Biscuits (9-16) on Wednesday night in Montgomery. The Biscuits committed five errors in the ballgame.
Brice Turang started the action with a single in the first and advanced to third on a failed pickoff by LHP Faustino Carrera (L, 1-2). Jamie Westbrook drove Turang home with a single and came in to score himself on a double Lucas Erceg, putting Biloxi up 2-0 four batters into the game. Payton Henry then slashed a single to right and David Fry followed with an RBI single, adding to the Shuckers lead. Cam Devanney put a good swing on the ball in his plate appearance and reached on a fielding error by Jonathan Aranda at third which also allowed Henry to score, completing the four-run first.
Montgomery rallied back three runs between the first and the second on home runs by Miles Mastrobuoni and Aranda, but RHP Noah Zavolas (W, 2-1) limited the damage in the third and fourth. After receiving another run of support thanks to a fielding error by the Biscuits, Zavolas surrendered a home run to Cal Stevenson in the bottom of the fifth and faced runners on the corners with two outs but induced a flyout from Rene Pinto to strand the tying run at third. Over five frames, Zavolas allowed four runs on eight hits while walking just one batter and striking out a season-best seven hitters.
The Shuckers separated in the top of the sixth. Westbrook was hit by a pitch and Erceg followed with his second double of the night, putting two men in scoring position for Henry. The Shuckers catcher roped a single into left, driving in both runners to extend Biloxi’s lead to 7-4.
RHP Robbie Hitt (H, 2) worked a scoreless bottom of the sixth and RHP J.T. Hintzen (H,2) allowed one run on a sacrifice fly in his inning of work. Biloxi responded with two runs in the top of the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly from Erceg and wild pitch by LHP Dalton Moats that allowed Westbrook to race home from third, recapturing a four-run lead at 9-5. Henry capped off his night at the plate with an infield double in the eighth, part of a 4-for-5 performance for the catcher with two RBI and two runs scored.
With the series even at a game apiece, the Shuckers continue their six-game tangle with Montgomery on Thursday night at Riverwalk Stadium. Biloxi is set to send LHP Leo Crawford (1-1, 7.02) to the mound opposite Biscuits’ RHP Shane Baz (0-4, 3.57) for a 6:35 pm first pitch. The game can be heard locally on Cruisin’ WGCM AM 1240/FM 100.9, online here or on the MiLB App.
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