BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Biscuits (5-5) blew an eighth-inning lead for the second-straight night and lost in heartbreaking fashion, 5-4, on Sunday night in the series finale to the Birmingham Barons.
Brad Schreiber made a spot start for the Biscuits, who lost Brent Honeywell on a call-up to AAA Durham earlier in the day, and was effective in just his second professional start going three innings and allowing two runs on one hit-a two-run home run by Courtney Hawkins in the bottom of the first.
Edwin Fierro would relieve Schreiber in fourth and tossed three shutout innings as the Biscuits battled back to tie the game thanks to an RBI-single by Mac James in the fourth, and another by Nathan Lukes in the sixth.
Braxton Lee would double to open up the seventh and move to third on a passed ball before Michael Russell drove him in on a sac fly to give the Biscuits a 3-2 edge. Justin Williams homered for the first time this season in the subsequent at-bat to make it a two-run game.
After pitching a scoreless seventh, Biscuit reliever Jose Alvarado (1-1) would allow a Hawkins sac fly in the eighth, which set up a Nick Basto two-out, two-run homer over the left-center field wall to put the Barons up for good at 5-4.
The Biscuits will now head to Jackson, TN to open up a five-game series with the Generals beginning on Monday at 6:05 PM.
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