Biscuits walk-off on Smokies again, 4-3 in 11 innings
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (biscuitsbaseball.com) – For the second straight game, the Biscuits (18-13) walked it off against the Tennessee Smokies (15-17), winning 4-3 in 11 innings thanks to an RBI-single by Juniel Querecuto.
The Biscuits sent Jake Faria (0-3) to the mound for the third and final Grand Slam School Day of the season, and the right-hander produced one of his best performances of the season going seven innings of four-hit ball, allowing just two runs with five walks and six strikeouts in a no decision.
The Smokies took an early lead on an RBI-double by Billy McKinney in the second before Jake Bauers launched his fifth home run of the season in the third to make it 2-1 Biscuits. Tennessee would even the score in the top half of the fourth though, thanks to a bomb off the bat of Kelly Dugan. It would stay 2-2 until the sixth when Johnny Field stepped up and delivered a go-ahead RBI-single to make it 3-2.
Montgomery protected that lead until the ninth, when Brad Schreiber came on and surrendered a sac fly off the bat of Carlos Penalver to tie the game at three in what was Schreiber’s first blown save of the season.
For the second time in three games, the Biscuits would go into extra innings where they would wait until the bottom of the 11th to put a couple of runners on base. That’s when Querecuto stepped up against Corey Black and came through with a perfectly-placed floater into left field that brought home Granden Goetzman from second for the game-winning run.
The Biscuits are now a perfect three-for-three in walk-off victories on Grand Slam School Days at Riverwalk Stadium in 2016, as they will try to make it three in a row on Wednesday night when Taylor Guerrieri (1-1) goes head-to-head with Paul Blackburn (3-0) at 7:05 PM.