[Game recap provided by Biscuit's Joe Davis.]
JACKSON, MS – Jeremy Hall tossed eight scoreless innings to extend his scoreless-streak to 23 innings, and the Biscuits (28-23) took advantage of four Mississippi (25-26) errors en route to a 6-0 win Wednesday at Trustmark Park.
Hall (3-2) allowed just two singles, both in the first three innings, while walking three and fanning three. Justin Garcia pitched a one-two-three ninth to preserve the blanking. The shutout is the seventh of the season for the Biscuits, the most in the Southern League.
The Biscuits scored one in the third on a Drew Anderson single and two in the fourth on a Cody Cipriano base knock to make it 3-0. The Braves committed four errors in the fifth inning, leading to two more Biscuit tallies. Rashad Eldridge picked up an RBI in that inning. Drew Anderson completed the scoring with a solo-homer – his first – to lead-off the seventh.
Anderson’s hit streak is now at a 2010 Biscuits-best 13 games, as he paced Montgomery with a 3-5 night. Cipriano, Nevin Ashley, and Chris Nowak each recorded two hits for the Biscuits.
Mississippi starter Richard Sullivan (1-5) took the loss, striking out four and walking four while giving up six runs (four earned) in 6.1 innings.
With Jacksonville’s loss to Carolina, the Biscuits now trail the Suns by 3.5 games with 17 remaining in the first half.
Southern League Pitcher of the Week, LHP Jake McGee, throws for the Biscuits on Thursday night against the top pitching prospect in the Braves system, LHP Mike Minor. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 at Trustmark Park.