Montgomery center fielder Cole Figueroa drove in five runs, including four on a third inning grand slam, as the Biscuits scored nine unanswered runs to top the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 9-3 on Friday night at Pensacola's bay-front ballpark.
Montgomery first baseman Michael Sheridan led off the third with a double before back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Figueroa, who deposited the second pitch of the at bat over the right-center field wall.
The Blue Wahoos got off to a 3-0 lead in the second thanks in part to a pair of run-scoring extra-base hits. After first baseman Mike Costanzo drew a walk, second baseman Brodie Greene brought in Costanzo with an RBI triple, while catcher Mark Fleury followed with a run-scoring double to bring home Greene. Pensacola would then take advantage of a fielding error for their third score.
Biscuits starter Alex Colome (5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO) earned the victory after allowing three earned runs on five hits in his five innings of work, while reliever Jim Paduch (3.0 IP, 1 H, 4 SO) notched his first hold of the year with three shutout innings of relief. Blue Wahoos starter Curtis Partch (3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) suffered the loss after allowing five earned runs on seven hits in three frames.
Sheridan (3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B), along with Figueroa (2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and shortstop Hak-Ju Lee (2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI) recorded multi-hit efforts, while no Pensacola hitters collected two or more hits in the contest.
The two squads will meet again Saturday evening, with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 pm. RHP Daniel Corcino is scheduled to get the ball for the Blue Wahoos, while he is slated to be opposed by Biscuits RHP Kyle Lobstein.