MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Biscuits (52-46) fell to the Mississippi Braves (43-54), 4-1, on First Responders Night at Riverwalk Stadium on Friday.
Mississippi struck first against Biscuits' starting pitcher Benton Moss (2-4) in the third inning. The Braves' Ray-Patrick Didder hit a Moss offering into right-center field that was misplayed by Thomas Milone. On the double, the shortstop scored thanks to the two-base error.
Trailing 1-0, Moss allowed his first earned run as Travis Demerrite homered for a second consecutive night and doubled the Braves' advantage for starter Kyle Wright (6-7).
Wright gave the Biscuits' bats trouble. Montgomery was held hitless through 4.1 innings before Mike Brosseau doubled. With a runner in scoring position, Brett Sullivan took advantage, bringing home Brosseau on an RBI-single.
Despite the back-to-back hits, Montgomery could only muster one additional baserunner on Wright. Nate Lowe drew a one-out walk in the seventh before the right-hander responded by striking out Dalton Kelly and Brosseau.
The Braves tacked on two insurance runs in the eighth. Productive outs by Tyler Neslony and Tyler Marlette supplied Mississippi a 4-1 lead.
A combination of Kelvin Vasquez and Chad Sobotka subdued Montgomery in the final two innings.
Montgomery continues a five-game homestand against the Mississippi Braves Saturday on Millennial Night, featuring MAX Fireworks, at 6:05 p.m. The Biscuits will start an opener, who will be followed by Genesis Cabrera (6-6) while the M-Braves are projected to send Ricardo Sanchez (1-3) to the mound.
The series concludes with Bark in the Park, featuring a Big Mo Growth Chart Giveaway, on Sunday, July 22.
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