MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Demetrius Sims broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth as the Biscuits (56-51) lost another tough one to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (54-49), 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium. The Biscuits lost the series four game to two,
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Demetrius Sims broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth as the Biscuits (56-51) lost another tough one to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (54-49), 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at Riverwalk Stadium. The Biscuits lost the series four game to two, and are now tied for second place in the Double-A South with the Wahoos with 12 games to play in the regular season.
Jack Labosky made his second start of the series for the Biscuits, and the right-hander walked one and struck out another in a scoreless top of the first inning. Pensacola southpaw Antonio Velez made just his second Double-A start, and sat the Biscuits down in order in the bottom of the first, notching a strikeout.
Griffin Conine launched his minor league-leading 36th home run of the season to straightaway center off his former Duke University teammate Labosky in the top of the second to make it 1-0 Pensacola. Jim Haley answered with a two-out double in the bottom of the second off Velez, stole third, and then scored on a throwing error by Wahoos catcher Santiago Chavez to make it 1-1.
Labosky and Velez each kept the opposition off the board in the third, and fourth innings, with the latter tallying six strikeouts through the first four frames. Labosky went five innings for the third time this season before handing the reins to Chris Muller, who allowed a double and a walk, but who also struck out the side in a scoreless top of the sixth. Velez went six innings and allowed just the one run on three hits while striking out six and walking one.
The Biscuits got a lead-off walk issued to Ford Proctor in the bottom of the seventh, and then a single by Niko Hulsizer to extend the right fielder’s hitting streak to nine games, but could not score, and the game remained deadlocked at one going to the eighth.
Tanner Dodson worked a one-two-three top of the eighth, but in the ninth, the righty allowed a double to Riley Mahan and then the go-ahead two-run home run to Sims that sailed over the right field wall and put Pensacola ahead 3-1. The Biscuits could not score in the bottom of the ninth and have now gone 29 consecutive innings without an RBI-base hit.
The Biscuits will try to rebound when they open up a six-game series on the road against the first-place Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park on Tuesday at 6:35 PM CT.
The Biscuits will return to Riverwalk Stadium for their final six-game series of the 2021 regular season against the Birmingham Barons starting on a Golden Biscuits Tuesday, on September 14 at 6:35 PM CT.
The rest of the series will include a Military Wednesday presented by WOW! on Wednesday, September 15; MGM Night with a T-Shirt Giveaway on Thursday, September 16; Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, September 17; Military Appreciation Night with MAX Fireworks on Saturday, September 18; and Lil' Crumbs Kids Club presented by Go Fish Alabama with a Poster Giveaway & Bark in the Park on Sunday, September 19.