Saturday, July 7, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Davis
Biscuits Strike Early, Cruise to Victory
Lobstein (above) fans season-high 8, Biscuits take advantage of early walks to beat Jackson 7-2
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The Biscuits (47-38/11-6) took advantage of five walks in the first five innings to coast past the the Jackson Generals (51-36/9-8) 7-2 in the series opener Saturday night at Riverwalk.
With the game tied at one, Jackson starter Forrest Snow (1-3) walked Tyler Bortnick to start the second inning then walked Greg Sexton with one out. Brett Nommensen followed with a two-run double to give the Biscuits a 3-1 lead. The Generals would plate one run in the third, but Montgomery went on to score the final four runs of the game.
Kyle Lobstein (4-4) gave up two runs in 5.2 innings while striking out a season-high eight to pick up his first win since late-May. Joe Cruz pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts in his debut out of the bullpen. Adam Liberatore pitched the final two innings of the game without surrendering a run.
Hak-Ju Lee tripled in his first at-bat to extend his hitting-streak to 18 games. The 18-straight games with a hit is the third-longest streak in Biscuits history.
Game two between the Biscuits and Generals will be Sunday at 6:05. RHP Jake Thompson will be on the hill for Montgomery to face-off with LHP James Paxton for Jackson.
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