Sunday, April 29, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Davis
Barons Complete 5-Game Sweep
5-3 defeat finishes homestand for the Biscuits at 6-9
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The Biscuits (10-15) brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the 9th before dropping their fifth-straight game with a 5-3 defeat from the Birmingham Barons (14-11) in the series-finale Sunday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium.
Hak-Ju Lee walked with one out in the 9th inning. After Omar Luna singled up the middle, Cole Figueroa drove in Lee from third with a groundball to first making the score 5-3. Henry Wrigley stepped to the plate representing the potential tying run, but his liner to left-center was caught to end the game.
The Biscuits never led in the game, unable to take advantage of eight walks issued by Barons pitching. Out of the eight Biscuits walked, only two came around to score with Montgomery stranding 10 runners on base.
The Barons got on the board first with an RBI-double from Drew Garcia in the 3rd inning. Third baseman Corey Smith would highlight the inning with a 2-run home run to give Birmingham a 3-0 lead.
Figueroa walked three times to extend his on-base streak to 25 games. Brad Coon (above) finished the game 1-2 with two walks and a stolen base.
The Biscuits will have the day off Monday then travel to Tennessee to start a five-game series with the Smokies starting on Tuesday. RHP Jim Paduch (0-2, 5.12) will make his second start of the year for the Biscuits. LHP Brooks Raley (1-1, 3.65) will start for the Smokies. First pitch will be 6:15 pm.
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