MONTGOMERY, Ala. –The Biscuits (33-29) sneaked past the Biloxi Shuckers (19-45), 2-1, in game one of a doubleheader, and then had their second game of the twin-bill suspended with the Shuckers ahead 3-0 in the bottom of the second on Sunday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium. The Biscuits have now won
MONTGOMERY, Ala. –The Biscuits (33-29) sneaked past the Biloxi Shuckers (19-45), 2-1, in game one of a doubleheader, and then had their second game of the twin-bill suspended with the Shuckers ahead 3-0 in the bottom of the second on Sunday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium. The Biscuits have now won 10 in a row against the Shuckers, and six in a row overall, a new season high.
Peyton Battenfield got the start for the Biscuits, and after walking Shuckers lead-off hitter Garrett Mitchell to begin the game, the 24-year-old righty retired the next three batters in the top of the first, tallying a strikeout.
Jesus Castillo (1-5) was on the other side for the Biloxi, and the right-hander retired the first two batters before hitting Jonathan Aranda with a two-strike pitch. After a wild pitch moved Aranda to second, Ruben Cardenas dumped an RBI-single into left-center and put the Biscuits up 1-0 in the bottom of the first.
Battenfield and Castillo both pitched well, as the game remained 1-0 heading into the fifth. Dalton Moats (2-0) then came on for Battenfield, and struck out two in a scoreless top of the fifth.
Moats allowed a lead-off single to Garrett Mitchell to start the sixth, and then tried to field a bunt by Brice Turang up along first, but collided with the shortstop and suffered an apparent leg injury, which led to Moats being taken away in an ambulance. After an extensive delay, Jack Labosky came on for Moats, and retired the next two batters via groundouts to keep it a 1-0 game.
Aranda added an RBI-double in the bottom of the sixth to make it 2-0, and while Chris Muller allowed a solo home run to Chad Spanberger in the top of the seventh, the right-hander still notched his fifth save, sealing the 2-1 victory, the Biscuits sixth in a row.
Faustino Carrera started game two of the doubleheader, and the lefty surrendered an RBI-single to David Fry in the first as well as a two-run home run to Alexander Palma to put Biloxi up 3-0 early.
Ruben Cardenas hit a triple to begin the bottom of the second before the heavens opened up and the tarp came on the field. The game will presumably resume when the Biscuits travel to Biloxi for a series at the end of the month.
The Biscuits will now remain at Riverwalk Stadium for a six-game series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos beginning on a Golden Biscuits Tuesday on July 20. The rest of the series will include Military Wednesday presented by WOW! on July 21; Olympics Night with a T-Shirt Giveaway on Thursday, July 22; Superhero Night with a Jersey Auction Benefitting the March of Dimes on Friday, July 23; Christmas in July with MAX Fireworks on Saturday, July 24; And Lil' Crumbs Kids Club presented by Go Fish Alabama & Bark in the Park on Sunday, July 25.