Tuesday, July 19, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Davis
Bats Come Alive as Biscuits Take Opener
Biscuits club 15 hits en route to 6-2 win over Birmingham
HOOVER, Ala.- The Biscuits (52-43/16-11) banged out 15 hits to back a strong Kyle Lobstein (5-5) outing in a 6-2 win over the Birmingham Barons (43-53/13-14) in the series opener Thursday night at Regions Park.
After hitting .203 in the last six games, the Biscuits scored three runs on five hits in the first inning off Matthew Heidenreich (1-2). Back-to-back singles from Ty Morrison and Omar Luna led to a Ryan Garko RBI-single to start the scoring. Michael Sheridan added an RBI-double in a 2-for-4 night. Greg Sexton followed with an RBI-single to give the Biscuits a 3-0 lead.
Lobstein finished the night allowing one run on four hits over six innings. The lefty gave up the single run in the third inning, then worked out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth and pitched around lead off singles in the sixth without surrendering a run. Lobstein combined with Marquis Fleming and Kirby Yates (10) to hold the Barons to a 1-for-12 clip with runners in scoring position.
Sexton and Brett Nommensen each had an RBI in the eighth to push the Biscuits out in front 5-1. The Barons tacked on a run in the following half-inning, while Montgomery answered with a run in the top of the ninth to put the score at 6-2 Montgomery. Yates pitched the final 1.1 scoreless innings to hold off the Barons and get the save.
Hak-Ju Lee lead the way with a 3-for-5 night extending his on-base streak to 32 games. Morrison, Garko, Sheridan and Sexton all finished with two hits each.
Game two between the Biscuits and Barons will be Friday night. RHP Jake Thompson will head to the mound for Montgomery. Birmingham will counter with RHP Andre Rienzo. First pitch is slated for 7:05.
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