Sunday, June 3, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Davis
Sexton, Bortnick Lift Biscuits Past Smokies
Despite being two-hit, Biscuits edge Smokies 3-2
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The Biscuits' (31-26) only two hits of the night were home runs from Tyler Bortnick and Greg Sexton in a 3-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies (24-33) Sunday night at Riverwalk Stadium.
With two outs in the second innings, Bortnick wrapped a screaming line-drive around the left field, foul pole to give the Biscuits a 1-0 lead. After a walk to Brett Nommensen, Sexton ripped his second home run of the season to put the Biscuits up by three. Tennessee starter Nick Struck (5-6) followed by retiring twelve straight hitters after the Sexton home run.
Kirby Yates (2) closed out the ball game, pitching the final two innings and collecting three strikeouts for his second save of the season. Montgomery's bullpen has now gone 18 consecutive innings without allowing a run.
Joe Cruz (3-5) only allowed one hit through five innings until allowing two runs in the sixth. Cruz finished the game allowing two runs on four hits in 5.1 innings for his first win since April 24.
Despite allowing only two hits, Struck was tagged with three runs and the loss for the Smokies.
With only 13 games remaining in the first half, the Biscuits sit one game out of first place in the Southern Division. Montgomery is chasing the Mobile BayBears who have lost back-to-back ball games.
RHP Matt Buschmann will start Monday night for the Biscuits, while the Smokies will send RHP Dallas Beeler to the mound. First pitch is slated for 7:05 from Riverwalk Stadium.
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