Kay Powers Biscuits to 8-5 Win Over Generals

By Montgomery Biscuits | July 14, 2017 11:00 PM ET

JACKSON, Ten. - Grant Kay's two-out RBI-single in the eighth inning broke a 5-5 tie and scored Andrew Velazquez to lead the Biscuits (49-43) to an 8-5 win in the second game of their five-game series over the Jackson Generals (48-44) on Friday night at The Ballpark at Jackson.

Kay became the first Biscuits to record a pair of four-hit games this season, going 4-6 with two singles-including the game-winner-and two more doubles to increase his lead in the Southern League to 28 on the year.

Edwin Fierro made his fourth-consecutive spot start for Montgomery, and after allowing a run in the first and second on RBI-singles by Stewart Ijames and Kevin Medrano, settled down and went five innings allowing three runs on nine hits in a no decision.

Down 2-0 entering the fourth, Nick Ciuffo would get the Biscuits on the board on an RBI-double off the top of the left field wall to score Justin Williams and make it a 2-1 game. The Biscuits then put up a four-spot in the fifth thanks to a Joe McCarthy RBI-single, a Dalton Kelly sac fly, and a Justin Williams two-run double-all off Jackson starter Brad Keller-to make it 5-2 Montgomery.

But Jackson would respond with a run in each of the next three innings, as Michael Perez tied the game on a 3-2 pitch from Ian Gibaut (3-1) with a 2-out solo blast over the left field wall for his first of the season to make it 5-5.

The Biscuits responded immediately in the eighth, however, as Velazquez-the birthday boy (23)-led off the inning with a drag bunt single. Ciuffo bunted in the next at-bat, but the throw by Generals reliever Yuhei Nakaushiro (1-2) was airmailed into center field putting runners at first and second with nobody out.

Michael Russell then flew out to left and Nathan Lukes struck out, bringing Kay to the plate with two down. And the third baseman delivered a line-drive single into center field to score Velazquez and put the Biscuits back in front for good at 6-5. After McCarthy walked, Cade Gotta would send a bouncing ball up the middle on single to score two more, and Kyle Winkler closed tings out in the ninth for his 10th save of the season.

The Biscuits have now won five of their first six games at The Ballpark at Jackson this season, and will try to make it six out of seven on Saturday night when Jose Mujica (8-6) tangoes with Alex Young (5-5) at 6:05 PM.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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