Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Biscuits Blast Huntsville

Montgomery BiscuitsAfter getting blasted last night, the Montgomery Biscuits got some revenge on the Huntsville Stars (Brewers) this afternoon, using 4 home runs to beat the visitors, 13-6.

In the 1st inning, LF Jason Pridie hit a 2-run homer, to give the Biscuits a 2-0 lead.

In the 3rd, CF Fernando Perez, who scored ahead of Pridie in the 1st inning, hit his own home run, a solo shot to left, putting the Biscuits up 3-0.

The 4th inning saw another home run. DH Chris Nowak led the inning with a solo shot, making it 4-0. Later in the inning, with 1 out, 1B Gabriel Martinez and C John Jaso both singled. After moving to third base on a fly ball out, Martinez scored when Perez singled, and the inning ended with the Biscuits leading 5-0.

Huntsville scored on an error in the top of the 5th, closing the gap to 5-1.

In the bottom of the 5th, with 2 outs, 3B Evan Longoria walked, moved to second on Nowak's single, and scored when RF Shaun Cumberland singled. After a pitching change, Martinez homered, scoring Nowak and Cumberland, and the Biscuits were up 9-1.

2B Josh Asanovich doubled in the 6th, moved to third on a wild pitch, and, after Perez walked, scored on a double play ball, giving the Biscuits a 10-1 lead.

Huntsville took advantage of a shaky outing by Biscuits reliever (and former Columbus Catfish utility infielder/outfielder) Brett Wayne, scoring on 2 walks, an error, 2 singles, and a hit batsman. Brian Henderson replaced Wayne, but walked in another run before getting out of the inning, with the Biscuits lead cut to 10-5.

The home team got 3 runs back in the bottom of the 7th. Longoria singled, Nowak walked, then Cumberland singled, scoring Longoria. Martinez singled, scoring Nowak and Cumberland.

Huntsville scored one more run in the top of the 9th, before Henderson got the final two batters to ground out.

Martinez was 3-for-4 to lead the Biscuits, scoring twice, and driving in 5 runs.

Chris Mason scattered 4 hits over 8 innings, allowing 1 unearned run, walking none, and striking out 7. Wayne's 2/3 of an inning work accounted for 4 runs, but only 1 was earned. He also stuck out 1. Henderson struck out 1 in his 2-1/3 innings work.

The series is now tied at 2 games each, with the rubber game Wednesday night, before the Biscuits head to Jacksonville to take on the Suns (Dodgers).


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