[Via email from the Montgomery Biscuits' broadcaster Jon Laaser.]
The Birmingham Barons picked up where they left off in game two, routing the Biscuits, 9-2, in game three of a five-game series on Thursday night at Riverwalk Stadium.
Following a delay of 59 minutes at the outset of the game, the Barons jumped to the lead quickly with a pair of runs off of Montgomery starter Heath Rollins in the first inning. John Shelby led off the game with a double and scored the first run on a wild pitch after being sacrificed to third base. Brandon Allen doubled with two outs, and came in to make it 2-0 when Dayan Viciendo singled.
Jason Perry connected on his first home run of the season off of Barons' starter Brian Omogrosso in the second inning to put Montgomery on the board at 2-1. Omogrosso (3-0) ultimately worked six innings to earn the win, conceding just the lone run on two hits. Rollins (2-2) was saddled with the loss, permitting six runs over 4 2/3 innings.
Rollins allowed the four runs in the fifth inning when Allen delivered a two-run homer to right field. Stefan Gartrell also singled in a run and the remaining run charged to Rollins scored when reliever Chris Mason gave up a two-run home run to Lee Cruz to put Birmingham in front 7-1. Mason was charged with two unearned runs in the seventh to cap the scoring for the Barons. J.T. Hall clubbed his third home run of the season in the seventh inning to round out the scoring, 9-2.
Game four of the series is scheduled for 7:05 PM on Friday night at Riverwalk Stadium. LHP Jason Cromer (2-1, 5.52) will make the start for Montgomery against RHP Kyle McCulloch (3-2, 3.19) for Birmingham.
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