JACKSONVILLE, Flo. - The Biscuits (33-25) won their seventh series of the year, their eighth victory in 10 games and fourth win on the bounce, defeating the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (24-34) for the third-straight night, 9-3, on Tuesday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Jose Mujica (5-3) got the start for Montgomery and delivered another stellar performance tossing 6.2 innings and allowing just three runs on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts in the win. Mujica was selected as a Mid-Season All-Star earlier in the day along with teammates Mike Franco, Cade Gotta, Braxton Lee, Justin O'Conner and now Durham Bulls reliever, Diego Castillo.
The Biscuits came out swinging against Jacksonville starter Matt Tomshaw (5-3), scoring four times with two outs off the southpaw in the first inning. Justin Williams would open the scoring with an RBI-single, before Grant Kay followed him up with a two-run double. Nick Ciuffo would add an RBI-single in the subsequent at-bat, and the Biscuits were rolling early, 4-0.
Alex Yarbrough would launch a solo homer over the right-center field wall off Mujica in the bottom of the first to make it 4-1, but Montgomery would respond with two more runs in the fifth thanks to a two-out RBI-triple by Gotta, and another two-out RBI-single by Williams to make it 6-1.
In the sixth, Mac James would launch his first Double-A home run off Jacksonville reliever Hunter Adkins to extend the lead to 7-1. The solo homer would be the only Montgomery run not scored with two outs.
Alex Glenn would hit a solo blast of his own in the bottom of the sixth, and an RBI-single by Austin Nola made it 7-3, before Justin Williams quelled the Jumbo Shrimp rally, nailing John Norwood at home on a throw from right field on a Taylor Ard single.
Williams would tie a Biscuits season-high with four RBI after he knocked in two more runs with another single in the ninth, and an infield single by Kay in the same inning also tied a Biscuits season-high as the third baseman recorded four hits, including three doubles. Kay has now 18 doubles on the season, the most in the Southern League.
The Biscuits will try to tie another season-high with a fifth-straight win on Wednesday, when Hunter Wood (3-4) clashes with Mike Kickham (2-3) in the fourth game of the series at 7:05 PM.
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