Biscuits best Generals 5-4 in 10 innings
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (biscuitsbaseball.com) – The Biscuits walked off with the win on Kean Wong’s RBI-single down the left field line with two outs in the bottom of the tenth to defeat the first place Jackson Generals 5-4 on Wednesday night at Riverwalk Stadium.
The win was the sixth walk-off victory of the season for the Biscuits (24-20) who started Chris Kirsch (3-1) on the mound for the eighth time this season. Kirsch would allow a solo home run to Leon Landry in the second, but other than that was outstanding, going a season-high seven innings and striking out a season-best six in a no decision.
The Biscuits would take the lead in the bottom of the second, putting up a three-spot for the third straight game thanks to RBI-singles by Jake Bauers and Johnny Field, and an RBI-double by Tommy Coyle. The Generals (27-18) would get their second run off Kirsch on an RBI-groundout in the fifth off the bat of Steve Baron.
In the eighth, the Biscuits brought in 2015 AL saves leader, Brad Boxberger, who was making a rehab start for the Rays, and the right-hander pitched one scoreless inning striking out Patrick Brady in the process.
Montgomery led 3-2 in the ninth, when closer Brad Schreiber entered the game and allowed the ninth home run of the season to Tyler O’Neill, which tied the game at three. After the Biscuits went down in order in the ninth, the game moved to extras where the Generals took a 4-3 lead on an RBI-infield single by Guillermo Heredia.
Field would lead off the bottom of the tenth with a towering game-tying solo blast just inside the left field foul pole, before Jake Hager singled and stole second. After Bauers walked, Wong stepped up and hit a hard grounder down the third base line just out of reach of third baseman Patrick Brady that plated Hager and gave the Biscuits their 15
th home win of the season.
The Biscuits are now two-and-a-half games behind Jackson for first place in the North Division, and will try to make it two in a row on 90s Night with Chih-Wei Hu (2-1) squaring off with Brett Ash (5-1) on Thursday at 7:05 PM.