Biscuits flake late, lose 9-8 in extra innings

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ( – The Biscuits lost their series finale to the Suns on Wednesday afternoon at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, falling 9-8 in 11 innings.

Ryne Stanek (1-4) got the start on the hill against Patrick Johnson (1-1), and while the Biscuits (21-17) right-hander struck out six in just four innings, it was the Montgomery offense that was the story as they launched a season-high four home runs in the first six innings off Jacksonville (17-22) pitching.

The first round-tripper came off the bat of Willy Adames, a solo bomb over the left-center field wall in the fourth to make it 2-0 Biscuits. Casey Gillaspie would follow suit with a laser of his own over the right field wall, as the Biscuits went back-to-back for the third time this season. Gillaspie had given the Biscuits the lead in the first with an RBI-single as well.

In the fifth, the Biscuits bats were back at it, as Adames launched his second homer of the game into the right field bleachers, and Jake DePew crushed his third of the season, a solo blast to left in the sixth. DePew would add an RBI-double to make it 8-3 in the eighth.

It looked smooth sailing for the Biscuits who entered the ninth inning up by the same score, but the bullpen could not hold the lead, as relievers Brad Schreiber and Kyle Bird combined to allow five runs in the bottom of the ninth as the Suns tied the game at eight.

In extras, the Biscuits did not score through the first two frames, and Jacksonville loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11
th for J.T. Riddle who delivered a walk-off single into right field to complete the comeback win.

The Biscuits have now lost three in a row, but will look to get back on track on Thursday when they open up a five-game series at Regions Field against the Birmingham Barons at 7:05 PM with Chris Kirsch (2-1) taking on Tyler Danish (3-3).