JACKSON, Ten. - The Biscuits (49-44) lost for just the second time in seven games in West Tennessee this season, falling in game three of their five-game series against the Jackson Generals (49-44), 9-4, on Saturday night at the Ballpark at Jackson.
Jose Mujica (8-7) made his 17th start of the year for the Butter and Blue, and got some help from his offense in the third thanks to a Riley Unroe sac fly and a Grant Kay RBI-double, both off Jackson starter Alex Young (6-5), to put the Biscuits up early, 2-0. The double was Kay's league-leading 29th of the year.
Montgomery's lead wouldn't last long, however, as the Generals would tag Mujica for three doubles in the bottom of the third to put Jackson ahead, 3-2. A second sac fly from Unroe in the fifth would tie the game at three, as Young, the Diamondbacks number 11 prospect, tossed his first quality start in 15 starts at the Double-A level, going six innings and allowing three runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts in the win.
Mujica headed back for the mound in the bottom of the sixth with the game still tied, but the Generals would put up a four-spot beginning with a tie-breaking double by Dawel Lugo to put Jackson back ahead at 4-3. Jordan Harrison then entered the game for Montgomery and allowed an RBI-single to Stewart Ijames, and then a two-run homer to Oscar Hernandez two batters later.
The Biscuits got a sac fly from Michael Russell, who continues to lead the league in that category with eight, in the seventh, but would allow two more runs in the bottom of eighth on a Yoel Espinal throwing error to put the game out of reach, as Jackson beat Montgomery for the fifth time in 13 tries this season.
The Biscuits will try to rebound on Sunday in game four when Logan Darnell (1-1) clashes with Joel Payamps (3-3) at 6:05 PM.
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