[Recap provided by Joe Davis of the Montgomery Biscuits]
JACKSON, MS – After a one-hour, forty-minute delay, the Mississippi Braves (25-25) scored four second inning runs against David Newmann and downed the Biscuits (27-23) by a final of 5-2 Tuesday at Trustmark Park.
The 7:05 scheduled game didn’t actually begin until 8:45 because of rain. It finished at 11:35 CT.
Newmann had breezed through the first three innings, striking out four while allowing just one single. In the fourth, Willy Cabrera singled to start things. Eric Duncan then reached on a fielder’s choice, and Mauro Gomez and Donell Linares followed with back-to-back triples to make it 2-0 Braves. The bottom four in the Braves order all then knocked singles against Newmann, with Orlando Mercado and Alejandro Machado picking up RBI to grow the lead to 4-0.
After the Braves had added one in the sixth to make it 5-0, the Biscuits put together their only rally of the night. Chris De La Cruz doubled with one out, then scored on a two-out Drew Anderson single. Nevin Ashley followed with a double to make it 5-2. The Biscuits left runners on base in seven of nine innings, and stranded ten total.
Mississippi starter Erik Cordier (4-3) tossed six scoreless, striking out five and walking four but allowing just three singles in the victory. Newmann (1-3) took the loss, giving up ten hits in five innings while striking out a season-best eight.
Anderson, De La Cruz, and Cody Cipriano led the Biscuits with two hits each.
Division-leading Jacksonville beat Carolina, so the Biscuits now sit 4.5 games behind.
RHP Jeremy Hall throws for the Biscuits against Mississippi RHP Richard Sullivan at 7:05 on Wednesday.