CHATTANOOGA, Ten. - Even without MVP candidate Jonathan Rodriguez, the Chattanooga Lookouts (89-49) continue to make life miserable for the Montgomery Biscuits (76-62). LaMonte Wade went 3-4 with a home run, a double, and three RBI in the Lookouts' 4-3 victory over the Biscuits on Saturday night at AT&T Field. Montgomery is now 5-18 against Chattanooga this season.
The Biscuits sent Anthony Misiewicz to the mound, with the left-hander making his first start since his complete game nine-inning shutout on Sunday night against the Mobile BayBears, and the 22-year-old delivered another impressive performance going six innings, and surrendering just two runs on seven hits in a no-decision.
The Biscuits would open up the scoring as well, with Justin Williams clubbing a two-run double in the first inning off Chattanooga starter, Kohl Stewart, to make it 2-0 Biscuits early. Misiewicz would continue to shut down the opposition taking another shutout into the sixth inning, and ran his consecutive scoreless-inning streak to 16.1, the longest of any Biscuit this season.
But in the bottom of the sixth, Edgar Corcino, who walked off the Lookouts with a single in the bottom of the 11th on Friday night, swatted another single to begin the frame. Then Wade came to the plate and launched his seventh home run of the season to tie the game at two.
In the eighth, with the score still deadlocked at two, Wade was at it again, this time with an RBI-double, after a double by Corcino, to put the Lookouts up for good at 3-2. The double came off 22-year-old righty, Ryan Askew (0-1), who was making his Double-A debut for the Biscuits on Saturday night. A little later in the inning, Max Murphy would single home a run to tack on the fourth and final one for Chattanooga.
The Biscuits had a rally going in the ninth off reliever Nick Anderson, with Nick Ciuffo hitting a double, and Jake Cronenworth reaching on an error, before Williams' one-out single brought Montgomery within one at 4-3. But Brett Sullivan would ground out, and with Williams at second and Cronenworth at third, Dalton Kelly would do the same to end the game.
The Biscuits have now lost 13 of their last 14 games against the Lookouts, but will try to turn it around in the penultimate game of the regular season with Logan Darnell (5-2) taking on Randy LeBlanc (4-4) on Sunday at 5:15 PM CT.
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