Saturday, June 30, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Davis
Offense Stays Hot, Biscuits beat Suns 6-5
Omar Luna's 2-run home guided the Biscuits to a 6-5 win
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Omar Luna’s fifth-inning home run proved to be the difference as the Biscuits (43-35/7-3) beat Jacksonville (37-43/4-6) 6-5 Saturday at Riverwalk to take four-of-five from the Suns.
Luna’s homer broke a 3-3 tie against Matthew Neil (1-3) after Ty Morrison had started the frame with a single. The homer was one of 12 Biscuits hits on the night, marking the seventh-straight contest with double-digit knocks for Montgomery.
Kirby Yates (7) worked the final two innings of the game to get the save, despite the Suns putting runners at the corners in the eighth and loading the bases in the ninth. Yates used a strike out to escape the eighth, and got Kyle Skipworth to bounce to first to finish the game.
Merrill Kelly (5-1) allowed two runs over 3.1 but still earned the win in relief of Nick Barnese, who gave up three runs on eight hits over 3.2 in the no-decision. Neil suffered the loss for the Suns, allowing six runs on ten hits over five innings of work.
Ty Morrison enjoyed his second-straight 3-4 night, and finished the series with an 8-10 stretch with a home run, 3 walks, 3 RBI, and 7 runs scored. Luna, Ryan Garko, and Mark Thomas also delivered two hits to pace the Biscuits.
Montgomery now begins a three-game set with the Jackson Generals at Pringles Park on Sunday at 6:05. Alex Colome is set to take the ball in the opener for the Biscuits.
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