Friday, August 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Davis
Biscuits Fall to Long-Ball in Opener
Jacksonville hit two home runs en route to a 6-2 win over the Biscuits
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The Biscuits (70-59/34-27) allowed two home runs including a grand slam from Kyle Jensen in a 6-2 loss to the Jacksonville Suns (65-66/32-29), reducing the Biscuits first-place lead to two games, Friday night at Riverwalk.
The Biscuits led to start the sixth inning 2-1. A sacrifice fly from Ben Lasater tied the game at two. Kyle Jensen then broke the tie with his twenty-third home run of the season, a grand-slam to push the Suns out in front 6-2.
Ryan Garko gave the Biscuits a 1-0 lead with an RBI-single in the third. Mark Thomas added a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to give the Biscuits a 2-0 lead. Kyle Skipworth cut the lead in half with a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Jose Alvarez (6-8) scattered ten hits and only allowed two runs through seven innings for the win. Merrill Kelly (7-3) was hit with the loss, giving up four runs on only three hits through five innings.
Garko went 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Omar Luna finished with two hits.
The Suns have now won seven-consecutive games against the Biscuits as Montgomery’s first-place lead is dropped to two games. The Biscuits’ magic number remains at eight.
The Biscuits and Suns will be in action again Saturday night at 7:05. LHP Kyle Lobstein will get the nod for Montgomery, while Jacksonville will send RHP Matthew Neil to the mound.
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