Saturday, April 21, 2007

Biscuits Return Home With Win

In a rematch of the 2006 Southern League championship series, the Montgomery Biscuits battled back and forth with the Huntsville Stars (Brewers), winning 7-6.

Biscuits crowdThe Wife and I took the grandchildren to the game, and it was crowded. 7,298 showed up, forcing us to have to sit on the grass. Normally, I buy tickets ahead of time before going to a Biscuits game, but not Saturday. And my knees are betraying my age.

The crowd meant that not only were the stands full, but so were the concessions. So I missed much of the action while getting Cokes, ice cream, biscuits (of course), and such. But I could hear the crowd behind me cheering when good things happened. And good things did happen.

Biscuits SS Reid Brignac was 3-for-5 for the night, with a stolen base, driving in 2 runs and scoring once himself. 3B Evan Longoria was 2-for-3, with a 2-run homer (that was the big cheering during one concession stand trip), and 3 RBI. Also going 2-for-3 was 1B Chris Nowak, who had 2 RBI.

Up 5-1 going to the 6th, the Biscuits ran into trouble. Starter Chris Seddon allowed 4 straight singles to start the Huntsville 6th, before giving way to Brett Wayne. A double, an errant pick-off attempt, and a single gave Huntsville the 6-5 lead, and Wayne has his first blown save of the season.

The Biscuits offense came to the rescue. In the bottom of the 6th, a single, a double, and an intentional walk loaded the bases with 2 outs for Nowak, who proceeded to drive in 2 on a single to left field. That gave the Biscuits a 7-6 lead.

Wayne pitched a perfect 7th, and got 2 outs in the 8th before Dale Thayer came in to finish the game. 3 straight stikeouts in the 9th carried him to his 4th save of the season.

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