Sunday, July 29, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Davis
Colome Goes Distance as Biscuits Beat Braves
Colome fans 6, walks none as Biscuits take opener 5-2
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Alex Colome (8-3) threw his first career nine-inning complete game as the Biscuits (58-46/22-14) took the series opener in a 5-2 win over the Mississippi Braves (45-60/15-20) Sunday night at Riverwalk.
Colome only needed 95 pitches to shut down the M-Braves in his fifth consecutive win. The Dominican right-hander allowed two runs while striking out six and not walking a batter. It was the first Biscuits complete game since Matt Moore's no-hitter last year on June 16th.
A struggling Biscuits offense exploded for five runs on eleven hits in the win while matching a season-high five doubles. Mikie Mahtook started the scoring with an RBI-double in the fourth inning to tie the game at one. Montgomery would later take a 2-1 lead, when Mahtook scored on a wild pitch. The Biscuits scored two more runs in the fifth and one in the seventh.
Ty Morrison, Greg Sexton, Shawn O'Malley and Mahtook all finished with two hits. Mark Thomas hit his first home run of the season in a 1-for-3 night.
The Biscuits and M-Braves will be in action again Monday night at 7:05. LHP Kyle Lobstein will take the mound for Montgomery while Mississippi will use RHP David Hale.
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