The Montgomery Biscuits (66-58/38-24) were too hot for the Rocket City Trash Pandas (77-54/36-26) as they defeated them, 8-6, Saturday night at Riverwalk Stadium. In a competitive series the Biscuits proved to be too much as they took out the trash on Rocket City. Biscuits outfielder Jordan Qsar did well
The Montgomery Biscuits (66-58/38-24) were too hot for the Rocket City Trash Pandas (77-54/36-26) as they defeated them, 8-6, Saturday night at Riverwalk Stadium. In a competitive series the Biscuits proved to be too much as they took out the trash on Rocket City. Biscuits outfielder Jordan Qsar did well behind the plate, being a home run away from hitting for the cycle.
In the top of the first, Biscuits starter Sean Hunley retired the Trash Pandas quickly going three-up and three down. In the bottom of the inning, Rocket City starter Mason Erla took the mound. After walking outfielder Kameron Misner, Erla surrendered a two-run home run from Kyle Manzardo to put the Biscuits ahead, 2-0. With two outs, right fielder Jordan Qsar was able to smash a deep RBI-double that bounced off the left field wall to bring Diego Infante home and extended the lead to 3-0.
In the bottom of the third, the Trash Pandas cut the lead down to 3-2 after a two-run home run from Kyren Paris, his second of the series. The Biscuits responded quickly in the bottom of the fourth as they scored two runs. Catcher Roberto Alvarez recorded the first with a sac fly and Wisely brought in the second after a ground ball and reaching second on a fielding error by Rocket City outfielder Aaron Whitefield to go up 5-2.
Rocket City did not waste time getting the runs back as they hit their second home run of the night in the top of the fifth. Catcher Logan O’Hoppe delivered a two-run shot to left-center with two outs to put the Trash Pandas within one, 5-4. In the bottom of the inning, Evan Edwards struck a deep fly ball to left field that looked to be a home run. However, a fan in the left field stands interfered trying to catch it and the play was ruled a ground-rule double. With Edwards in scoring position, Infante connected on a deep two-run double that grew the lead to 7-4. Infante was able to advance to third on a fielding error by center fielder Jordyn Adams. Moments later Infante scored after a sac fly from Johan Lopez to put the Biscuits up four, 8-4.
In the top of the sixth Carlos Garcia replaced Hunley and did well in his appearance. Garcia allowed just one hit and struck out four in a row in top of the seventh. Biscuits reliever Justin Sterner entered the game for Garcia in the eighth. After a hit-by-pitch and single in the ninth, Sterner was able to close it out after back-to-back strikeouts.
With a Montgomery win or a Mississippi Braves loss on Sunday, the Biscuits can clinch a playoff berth for a seventh-consecutive season. The Biscuits will have LHP Mason Montgomery (1-1) to duel RHP Brett Kerry (4-6) for a 2023 Schedule Poster Giveaway & Bark in the Park at 3:33 PM CT.