Blue Wahoos catcher Brian Peacock laid down an infield bunt single to score pinch runner Josh Fellhauer from third to give Pensacola a 5-4 come-from-behind walk-off victory over the Montgomery Biscuits in front of a capacity crowd of 5,038 on Saturday night at Pensacola's bay-front stadium.
First baseman Joel Guzman doubled to begin the ninth and then was replaced by Fellhauer, who reached third on a double play, before Peacock dropped down a bunt up the first base line. Biscuits reliever Adam Liberatore and first baseman Michael Sheridan converged near the ball but were unable to get Peacock as he dove into the base to cue the celebration.
Liberatore (2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB) suffered the loss and his first blown save of the season, while Blue Wahoos relievers Clayton Tanner (2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 SO), Justin Freeman (1.0 IP, 1 SO) and Donnie Joeseph (1.0 IP) kept the Montgomery offense quiet in the final 4.2 innings, yielding just one hit. Joseph earned his first victory of the season after firing a perfect final frame.
Montgomery got off to a quick 4-0 lead after three innings thanks to a run-scoring single in the first and a trio of RBI base knocks in the third. The Blue Wahoos chipped away at the deficit with an RBI single from left fielder Cody Puckett in the fifth, while Peacock and pinch hitter Mike Costanzo delivered clutch hits in the seventh to tie the game.
The win gives Pensacola a 2-1 lead in the series, with the fourth meeting of the five-game homestand set for tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 pm. Blue Wahoos RHP Tim Crabbe is expected to get the start on Easter Sunday, while RHP Joe Cruz is slated to toe the rubber for the Biscuits.