PEARL, Mis. - The Biscuits (37-32) won the season series over the Mississippi Braves (33-36) on Saturday night, demolishing their South Division rivals in what was their largest win of the season, 11-0, at Trustmark Park. Montgomery has now shutout Mississippi in back-to-back games, and has not allowed a run in 15 innings.
Jose Mujica (6-4) made his 12th and perhaps best start of the season, twirling seven shutout innings and allowing just three hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in the victory.
Mississippi starter Max Fried (2-10) looked good early, facing the minimum through the first three innings. But in the fourth, the Biscuits would finally get on the board thanks to an infield RBI-single by DH Mac James to put Montgomery up, 1-0. An inning later, Nathan Lukes' RBI-double and a Fried wild pitch made it a 3-0 ballgame.
The Biscuits would blow things open in the sixth with a five-spot courtesy of Riley Unroe's RBI-double, Nick Ciuffo's RBI-single, and Lukes' three-run homer over the right-center field wall. The round-tripper was Lukes' first at the Double-A level, as the left fielder became just the fifth Biscuit this season to knock in four runs in a game, and put them ahead, 8-0.
The Biscuits would tack on three more runs in the eleventh on a pair of wild pitches and another Ciuffo RBI-single, and got a scoreless eighth out of the bullpen from Kyle Bird, and a scoreless ninth from Kyle Winkler to seal the win.
The Biscuits will try to cap off the first half with another victory when Yoel Espinal (0-1) takes on Luiz Gohara (0-1) in Sunday's series finale at 1:00 PM.
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