PEARL, Mis. - The Biscuits (37-33) dropped their series finale to the Mississippi Braves (34-36) on Sunday afternoon, falling in the team's final game of the First Half by a score of 6-3.
Yoel Espinal (0-2) made a spot start for the Biscuits, but did not have his best stuff, surrendering four runs on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts in just three innings in the loss. Keith Curcio's sac fly and Dylan Moore's RBI-single-both in the second-gave Mississippi an early 2-0 lead.
But in the third, the Biscuits would fight back and tie the game on a Riley Unroe RBI-single and a wild pitch by Mississippi starter, Luiz Gohara (1-1). The 20-year-old lefty pitched well in just his fifth Double-A start, tossing five innings and allowing just two runs on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts for his first win at this level.
The M-Braves would retake the lead for good in the bottom of the third courtesy of a Joey Meneses two-run double into the gap in right-center field, and they would tack on another in the fourth, and another in the sixth. The only other run the Biscuits would score came on an RBI-groundout by Nathan Lukes after Michael Russell tripled in the sixth.
Wes Parsons worked three innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen for the M-Braves, and Philip Pfeifer pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the season. The Biscuits used six pitchers on the afternoon, including Espinal, Edwin Fierro, Jordan Harrison, Tyler Brashers, Brad Schreiber, and Ian Gibaut.
The Biscuits will be off for the three days for the All-Star break, and will return home to Montgomery to open up the Second Half and the Grand Re-Opening Weekend on Thursday when the team will battle the Birmingham Barons at 7:05 PM. Montgomery will be aiming to win their third-straight Second Half North Division title and seal another spot in the postseason.
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