The Montgomery Biscuits remain the only undefeated team in the Southern League in the young 2007 season. They won their third game from the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (Mariners), 6-5 Saturday night.
The Biscuits got on the board early. CF Fernando Perez tripled to open the Biscuits half of the 1st inning. He scored on 2B Brooks Badeaux's sacrifice fly to left field. SS Reid Brignac then reached on a single, and with one out, moved to second on 1B Chris Nowak's line drive single to right. RF Shaun Cumberland drove in Brignac with his single to center field, moving Nowak to second. C Josh Arhart capped the scoring when he plated Nowak on his single to left.
West Tenn closed the gap with 2 unearned runs in the 3rd. The Biscuits added an unearned run of their own in the bottom of the 3rd. Brignac reached on an error, then stole second, and moved to third on 3B Evan Longoria's singles. Brignac scored on a double play ball, making it 4-2 in favor of the Biscuits.
Back to back doubles, a single, and a sacrifice fly by West Tenn tied the game in the 4th. But in the 5th, the Biscuits regained the lead.
With one out, Badeaux doubled, then Brignac walked. Following a pitching change, Longoria doubled (his 3rd of the season), scoring Badeaux and Brignac, and making it 6-4, Biscuits.
West Tenn closed the gap to 6-5 on a walk, stolen base, wild pitch, and RBI ground out. But that was as close as they'd get. Evan Meek pitched a perfect 8th, and walked a batter in the 9th before getting the last three outs to seal the win.
James Houser pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned), walking none, and striking out one to earn the win. Jeremy Flanagan allowed 1 run on 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 3 to set it up for Meek to earn his first save of the year.
The win leaves the Biscuits in first place by a game in the Southern League South Division,
Game 4 of the 5-game series will be at 2:05 (CT) Sunday afternoon.
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