PENSACOLA, Fla. - Montgomery's offense struck early and often against Wyatt Strahan Thursday night as the Biscuits cruised to an 8-2 win at Riverwalk Stadium.
After putting together one of his best outings of the season, Wyatt Strahan (L, 5-8) struggled to keep the Biscuits offense in check. After scoring a pair of runs in the second inning, the hosts exploded for six runs in the fourth. He was eventually replaced with two outs in the fourth inning by Joel Bender.
Four different Biscuit pitchers held the Wahoos to a pair of runs. Using a strategy similar to their parent club, Montgomery opened with Brandon Lawson who pitched three shutout innings before being relieved by Curtis Taylor (2-1). Taylor worked the next four innings without giving up a run before Roel Ramirez entered the game in the eighth.
That's where the Wahoos did their damage offensively. Aristides Aquino led off the frame for Pensacola, and after a great battle, he ripped a single up the middle to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Gavin LaValley followed with his seventh home run of the season to make it 8-2. After Luis Gonzalez reached with an infield single, Ramirez settled down and retired the next three batters in order to end the threat.
In the ninth, Travis Ott worked around a Brian O'Grady single to finish out the Biscuits win.
The series rolls along Friday with Seth Varner (4-0, 2.48) battling against LHP Genesis Cabrera (6-4, 3.83). Fans can catch tomorrow's game on the radio at 97.1 The Ticket/1490 AM Milton, and www.bluewahoos.com. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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