Sunday, April 25, 2010

Montgomery Biscuits split doubleheader with 7-3 loss in game two

The Game: The Montgomery Biscuits split the doubleheader by losing to the Mississippi Braves 7-3 in game two on Sunday.

Mississippi took the lead in the first inning. Eric Duncan singled to right field. Duncan later scored on a double by Mauro Gomez to take a 1-0 lead.

The Biscuits battled back to take the lead in the third inning. Emeel Salem singled to short to get things started. Salem advanced to third on a single by Chris De La Cruz. Salem would later score on a wild pitch. Matt Fields then drove home De LA Cruz to give the Biscuits a 2-1 lead.

Mississippi regained the lead in the fourth inning. Eric Duncan led off the inning with a walk. Mauro Gomez followed with a home run to right to clear the bases. Then Cody Johnson went deep to give the Braves a 4-2 lead.

The Braves added to their lead in the fifth inning. Randy Gress and Alex Romero singled back to back to lead off the inning. Willie Cabrera then drew a walk to load the bases. Eric Duncan drove home two runs with a single to right. Later in the inning, Cody Johnson would single to score Cabrera and give the Braves a 7-2 lead.

The Biscuits would push across another run in the seventh. Drew Anderson reached on an error to lead off the inning. Anderson advanced to third on a double by John Matulia. Emeel Salem drove home the run with a single to left. But the Biscuits could not pick up another run as they lost 7-3.

Rayner Oliveros suffered the loss, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits with 2 strikeouts and a walk in 4 innings. Ryan Reid followed with 3 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks in 1 inning. Justin Garcia pitched a scoreless inning with a hit and a strikeout with 2 walks. Matt Gorgen pitched the final inning allowing no runs on 1 hit.

Biscuits Player of the Game: Chris De La Cruz; 2 for 3 with a run scored and a walk.

RP Top Prospect Watch:
Matt Gorgen; no runs, 1 hit in 1 inning.

A Look Ahead: The Biscuits and Braves will tee off again on Monday night with Darin Downs getting the start for Montgomery.

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