It was another outstanding pitching performance from the Biscuits staff.
A day after Chris Mason allowed two runs over seven innings, James Houser, Jr., pitched five shutout frames to send the Montgomery Biscuits (24-20) to a 5-1 victory over visiting Birmingham (19-25).
The win clinched the series for Montgomery, which has won its last four series after losing four in a row.
Houser (3-0) was reached only for Chris Kelly's single in the second and Jeremy West's leadoff double in the fourth. In the process, he lowered his ERA to 2.48 and brought the Biscuits four games above .500 for the first time since the squad was 4-0 at the start of the season.
Since coming off the disabled list on May 15, the Florida native has given up only four hits in 11 1/3 scoreless innings. He has not lost a decision since May 12, 2006, a span of 25 starts.
The Biscuits conclude the series with Birmingham tonight. I'll be at the Catfish game, of course. The Catfish open an 8-game home stand tonight.