Sunday, August 19, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Davis
Biscuits Drop Opener of Critical Series
Wahoos score six in the eighth to seal a 9-2 win
PENSACOLA, Fla.- The Biscuits (67-57/31-25) stranded eleven on-base for the third game in a row, while the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (63-62/29-27) used an RBI-triple from Billy Hamilton in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie before pulling away in a 9-2 Biscuits loss Sunday night at Bay Front Stadium.
With two outs in the sixth inning, Merrill Kelly walked Miguel Rojas, the nine hitter, to bring up Hamilton. The speedy prospect rippled a triple that one-hopped off the wall in right-center to give the Wahoos a 3-2 lead. Pensacola would go on to put the game out of reach with a six-run eighth inning to make it 9-2. During the eighth, the Biscuits allowed eight-straight batters to reach.
The game went back-and-forth early. The Biscuits scored first with a two-out, RBI-double from Derek Dietrich that scored Mayo Acosta in the fifth. In the bottom-half of the inning, the Wahoos took their first lead of the night with a bases-loaded, two-run single from Josh Fellhauer to make it 2-1. Biscuits tied it at two with an RBI-double from Michael Sheridan in the sixth.
The Biscuits offense had chances early, but stranded eleven on-base while going 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
Marquis Fleming (3-5) was issued the loss. He allowed the Hamilton RBI-triple, the only run allowed by Fleming in 2.1 innings.
Game two in the series will be Monday night at 7:05 with the Biscuits' first-place lead at two games. LHP Kyle Lobstein will start for Montgomery while RHP Chad Rogers will start for Pensacola.
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