The Montgomery Biscuits' first trip to the largest city in south Georgia began with a 12-5 win over the Jacksonville Suns (Dodgers).
Back-to-back homers in the first inning gave the Biscuits an early lead. Leadoff man Fernando Perez walked and stole second. LF Jason Pridie singled, then SS Reid Brignac homered. 2B Evan Longoria followed with a solo shot, and the Biscuits were up 4-0.
A solo homer in the bottom of the inning made it 4-1.
In the third inning, Jacksonville tied the game. C A. J. Ellis, a former Columbus Catfish (then known as the South Georgia Waves) player, walked, then scored on SS Chin Lung Hu -- another former Catfish -- tripled. Hu scored on a single by 2B Luis Maza. After moving to 3rd on a sacrifice and a ground out, Maza scored when 1B Cory Dunlap singled, tying the game at 4-4.
The Biscuits broke the game open in the 6th. 1B Chris Nowak walked, moved to second on RF Shaun Cumberland's single, and scored on a single by C John Jaso. A wild pitch by former Catfish Wesley Wright allowed Cumberland to score. After 2B Josh Asanovich walked, Wright was replaced on the Jacksonville mound by former Catfish Carlos Alvarez, who then walked Perez to load the bases. Pridie hit a 2-run single. A double steal put both runners in scoring position. Then Brignac drove in Perez on on a sacrifice fly. Longoria drove in Pridie on a single to center field, putting the Biscuits up 10-4.
Doubles by DH Patrick Breen and Perez in the 7th made it 11-4. Jacksonville closed the gap slightly on an RBI triple by former Catfish Xavier Paul in the bottom of the 7th, making it 11-5.
Longoria singled in the 8th, scoring Brignac and the Biscuits had a 12-5 lead.
Longoria and Jaso were both 3-for-5. Brignac and Pridie were both 2-for-4, driving in 4 and 2 runs.
Chris Seddon went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits, walking 3 and striking out 3 in picking up the win for the Biscuits. Nick Debarr went 2 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits. Former Catfish Brett Wayne pitched the 9th, allowing 2 hits, but struck out former teammate Xavier Paul for the game's final out.
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