Sunday, June 20, 2010

11 Run Fourth Blasts Biscuits

Emeel Salem was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's and 3 runs scored on Saturday.  Photo by Jim Donten.[Recap provided by Joe Davis of the Montgomery Biscuits.]

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Huntsville Stars (32-37) scored eleven fourth-inning runs and the Biscuits (38-29) committed four errors, dropping their third straight by a final of 15-8 Saturday at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville.

The 11-run inning – the second-biggest frame allowed in Biscuits history – started with a Dayton Buller single, and ended with all nine in the order touching the plate at least once. The Stars brought 16 men to the plate, getting two hits from three of them in the inning to make it 14-0 after four.

There were six errors total in the game, and now 19 in the last three games.

The Biscuits got all their scoring in the final four frames. In the seventh, Emeel Salem hit a two-run homer over the right field wall – just the second of his four-year career – to make it 14-3. They added one in the eighth, and got RBI hits from Matt Sweeney and John Matulia to rally for four in the ninth against Huntsville reliever Nick Green to complete the scoring.

Jake McGee (2-5) allowed five seven runs – five earned – on eight hits over 3.1 innings. Heath Rollins gave up seven runs on five hits and three walks while recording just one out in the fourth. Biscuits utility-man Drew Anderson even tossed an inning, giving up a solo homer to Brett Lawrie.

Josh Butler (1-3) gave up just one run on three hits over 5.2 to pick up his first win.

Salem went 2-3, driving home two and scoring three times. Cody Cipriano, Chris De La Cruz and Matulia each had two hits as well.

The Biscuits will play a must-win ballgame to decide the first-half championship on Sunday against the Stars at 1:00. RHP Alex Cobb will toss for the Biscuits against Huntsville LHP Chris Cody.

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