It took some 8th inning heroics by 3B Evan Longoria, but the Montgomery Biscuits kept their record perfect for the young season with a 4-2 win over the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (Mariners) on Sunday.
Both teams scored a run in the 4th inning. West Tenn used a single and a double to plate a run off Biscuits starter Christopher Mason.
The Biscuits responded with a run in the bottom of the inning. With 2 outs, Longoria and 1B Chris Nowak walked. RF Shaun Cumberland then singles on a grounder to center, scoring Longoria, and knotting the game at 1.
In the 6th, former Columbus Catfish P and OF Brett Wayne allowed three straight singles to load the bases to start the inning. Wayne then got two quick outs before walking in a run. He was replaced by Brian Henderson, who got out of the inning with no further damage.
In the bottom of the inning, LF Jason Pridie led the inning with a walk. After one out, Longoria was hit by a pitch. Nowak singled to right, scoring Pridie and tying the game at 2.
The Biscuits finally took the lead in the 8th. CF Fernando Perez drew a walk and was sacrificed over to second by Pridie. With two out, Longoria hit his first home run of the season, making it 4-2.
Nick Debarr, who had pitched the 8th inning, stayed in the game and set down the Diamond Jaxx after walking the leadoff batter. Debarr gained the win, his second of the year.
Offensively, the Biscuits were led by Cumberland, who was 3-for-4, with a double and an RBI single. The only other hits by the Biscuits were Nowak's RBI single in the 6th, and Longoria's 2-run shot in the 8th.
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The series concludes Monday, as the Biscuits try for the sweep.