JACKSON, Ten. - In what was one of the tensest games of the season so far, the Biscuits (51-33) held on and took down the Jackson Generals (45-39), 4-2, in the series finale on Wednesday night at The Ballpark at Jackson. The win secured a series split, 2-2, as the Biscuits avoided losing back-to-back series for the first time this year.
Kenny Rosenberg (7-1) got the start for the Butter and Blue, and got some run support in the first inning as the Biscuits tagged Generals starter Joel Payamps (2-4) for two runs on four hits including a Taylor Walls RBI-double and a Josh Lowe RBI-single that put Montgomery up 2-0 early.
In the bottom of the first, after a lead-off walk to Ben DeLuzio, Daulton Varsho struck an RBI-double off the wall in left and made it a 2-1 game. Rosenberg would become the first Biscuit pitcher in 2019 to walk five batters in a game, but was still effective, keeping the Generals off the board through the rest of his outing.
The Biscuits added their third run in the seventh on a Varsho passed ball, and their fourth run in the ninth on Vidal Brujan's RBI-single. Brujan, who is the Rays number six prospect, became just the second Biscuits player this season to record four hits in a game (Brett Sullivan).
Tyler Zombro faced the minimum through two scoreless inning of relief in the sixth and seventh, and a seven-pitch eighth thrown by Dalton Moats preserved the Biscuits' lead.
Phoenix Sanders entered in the ninth, and struck out Pavin Smith for the first out. Sanders then allowed three-straight singles, and a bases-loaded walk to Ryan Grotjohn made it a 4-2 game. The right-hander then buckled down and struck out pinch hitter Jamie Westbrook and DeLuzio, swinging and looking, to end the game en route to his 10th save.
The Biscuits will now head back to Montgomery to open up a six-game series against the Tennessee Smokies on Thursday when Sam McWilliams (5-3) deals against Cory Abbott (5-4) at 6:35 PM CT. It will be an Independence Day Celebration featuring a Tank Top Giveaway presented by Alfa Insurance and MAX Fireworks at Riverwalk Stadium.
The six-game homestand will also feature a Bicentennial Celebration featuring a Jersey Auction and MAX Fireworks on Friday, July 5; Beach Night and MAX Fireworks on Saturday, July 6; Lil' Crumbs Dress Like a Player Socks Giveaway on Sunday, July 7; and Camp Day on Tuesday, July 9.
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