Jackson, Tenn. - In yet another competitive affair, the Generals fell to Montgomery 6-4 Tuesday night in Jackson. Justin Williams untied the game in the top of the ninth with a two-run homer, and the Generals left the tying runs in the bottom of the inning. It is the first time this season that Jackson has dropped two in a row.
With the game tied at four in the ninth, Jackson turned to Gabriel Moya. After striking out Braxton Lee, Moya walked Michael Russell. On the very next pitch, Williams took Moya deep to right field to put the Biscuits up 6-4. Moya (0-1, 2.84) had not allowed a run in 5.1 innings coming into the outing.
Jackson (8-4) had an opportunity in the last of the ninth thanks to a pair of singles and a wild pitch. With two in scoring position and two outs, Dawel Lugo flied out to deep left field to end the game. Kyle Winkler (S, 4) escaped the jam to earn his fourth save of the season for the Biscuits.
The Williams homer was the last of four lead changes in the contest. Montgomery (7-5) struck first in the third inning on an RBI single by Justin O'Conner before the Generals answered with three in their half of the frame. Kevin Medrano tied the game with an run-scoring single before Víctor Reyes put Jackson on top with a two-run triple down the line in right field.
Jackson did not stay in front for long. Montgomery benefited from a Stewart Ijames error in the fourth, scoring twice to tie the game. Riley Unroe drove in his second run of the series with a two-out single before advancing to second on the miscue in left. Montgomery took advantage, as Braxton Lee followed with a game-tying knock to plate Unroe.
The game remained tied until the seventh. With one out, Montgomery's Michael Russell ripped a triple to left-center before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Justin Williams.
The Generals rallied with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to tie it up. Evan Marzilli and Medrano hit consecutive doubles off of Jordan Harrison to knot the score at four.
Jose Alvarado finished the seventh inning and pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the victory for Montgomery. Josh Taylor started for the Generals, but did not factor into the decision. He gave up three runs (two earned) over five innings, while Montgomery's Hunter Wood allowed three runs in six innings of work.
The Generals will try to avoid a third-straight loss Wednesday morning, as they take on Montgomery in an Education Day game! Righty Brooks Hall (0-0, 10.80) makes his second start for Jackson, while Jose Mujica is slated to make his Double-A debut for the visitors. First pitch is slated for 11:05 am CT, and you can catch all the action online via the TuneIn Radio App starting at 10:50 am CT.
The five-game set features tons of fun in West Tennessee! Wednesday, April 19 is an Education Day! Kids who come with their classes get in free and can purchase lunch packs for $6! Thrifty Thursday follows, with $2 deals on general admission tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, 24-oz. soda, 16-oz. beer, ice cream and Fun Zone access! Reserved seats can be purchased for just $6! The series wraps up with a Leaders Credit Union Food Truck Friday April 21! A bevy of local food trucks will be at The Ballpark, and the team will be suited up as the Hub City Hippos for the second time this season!
Make sure to get your tickets now to see the 20th season of professional baseball in Jackson, and the first for the team as an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks! Call the team at (731) 988.5299, stop by The Ballpark or go online to jacksongeneralsbaseball.com to secure your seats now!
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