SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE - The Tennessee Smokies went into extra innings Sunday afternoon and lost to the Montgomery Biscuits 1-0 in a game that featured thirty-three strikeouts. The Smokies managed only four hits in the 16-inning game.
Adbert Alzolay (0-0) lasted 5.0 innings of two hit, no run baseball in a fantastic AA debut. Alzolay would strikeout ten batters in his first start of the season for Tennessee. Stephen Perakslis, Daury Torrez, David Garner, Brad Markey, and Jose Rosario would come in for the final innings to close out the game. Tennessee was no-hit for over nine straight innings in the middle frames of the game.
The contest was scoreless until Andrew Velazquez hit a RBI single to make the game 1-0 Biscuits in the top half of the 16th inning. The Smokies could not equalize in the bottom of the 16th, dropping game one by a score of 1-0 to the Biscuits. The Smokies managed only four hits in the 16-inning game.
The Smokies will continue their nine-game homestand with game two against the Montgomery Biscuits on Monday at 7:00 p.m with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. The game will be a Dollar Dog Night, presented by Toyota Knoxville. Fans will be able to enjoy $1 hot dogs all night long. Chicago Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks is expected to take the mound for the Smokies on a rehab assignment. It will be his first action in Tennessee since he pitched for the Smokies in 2013.
ABOUT THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES
The Tennessee Smokies are the Double-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Members of the ten-team Southern League, Smokies baseball has been entertaining families and fans of America's national pastime in the East Tennessee region for over 100 years. To learn more about the Tennessee Smokies, visit www.smokiesbaseball.com
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