MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Biscuits (73-42) wrapped up their series and 10-game home stand with a 9-4 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts (51-62) on Monday night at Riverwalk Stadium.
Jason Garcia (5-0) made his fifth start of the season and worked a 1-2-3 first inning inducing three-consecutive flyouts to right. The Biscuits then used a Vidal Brujan single and an error by Lookouts first baseman Gavin LaValley to move the second baseman all the way to third before Taylor Walls knocked him in with a sac fly to center to make it 1-0.
The Biscuits cracked Chattanooga starter Wendolyn Bautista (1-1) again in the fourth and doubled their lead with a laser beam of a home run to left off the bat of Jim Haley to make it 2-0. Haley now has 14 RBIs over his last 13 games.
Garcia had a shutout going into the sixth until Reds number three prospect Jonathan India launched his first Double-A home run to left to finally put the Lookouts on the board. Chattanooga then recorded four-consecutive singles, the last two from Michael Beltre and Alberti Chavez which gave Chattanooga their first lead of the game at 3-2.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Biscuits would battle back with a two-out RBI-double by Josh Lowe to tie the game at the three. Lowe then stole third and scored on a Bautista wild pitch to hand the Biscuits the lead back at 4-3.
In the bottom of the seventh, Ryan Hendrix was on for the Lookouts, and three-straight singles by Carl Chester, Rene Pinto, and Lucius Fox started the inning against the righty who had not allowed an earned run all season entering Monday night.
Brujan and Tristan Gray then drew bases loaded walks, while a wild pitch and a two-run single by Miles Mastrobuoni, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games, capped off a five-run seventh for the Biscuits. The Lookouts would pull one back on a Brantley Bell sac fly in the eighth, but it was not enough.
The Biscuits will now hit the road for 10 games-five each against the Birmingham Barons and Jackson Generals-from August 7-17, but will return to Riverwalk Stadium for a five-game home stand against the Biloxi Shuckers beginning on Sunday, August 18 for Big Mo's Sweet 16 Mascot Mania.
The rest of the home stand will include a Military Card Set Giveaway presented by Golden Corral on Wednesday, August 21 and Wrestling Night featuring a T-Shirt Giveaway on Thursday, August 22.
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