Biscuits’ 9th inning uprising stuns M-Braves 4-3
PEARL, Miss. (biscuitsbaseball.com) – The Biscuits celebrated Independence Day in style with one of their most impressive victories of the season, winning in come-from-behind fashion over the Mississippi Braves by a score of 4-3 on Monday night at Trustmark Park.
Taylor Guerrieri was on the bump for the Biscuits and delivered another gem, becoming the first pitcher on the team to go longer than seven innings in any one start this season. Guerrieri would allow a home run to Jordy Lara to open up the scoring in the third, but cruised until the seventh, thanks to Biscuit RBIs from Cade Gotta and Patrick Leonard.
The Biscuits were up 2-1 entering the eighth, when Guerrieri was removed for Brad Schreiber after walking Ozzie Albies. A Schreiber wild pitch would bring home the tying run, before Dansby Swanson lofted the go-ahead RBI-single into left field to stun the Biscuits.
Montgomery went to the ninth down 3-2, and after Madison Younginer recorded the first two outs of the final frame the Biscuits looked cooked. But a two-out double down the first base line by Mike Marjama brought Willy Adames to the plate, and after fighting off a couple of pitches, the 20-year-old delivered a clutch game-tying single into left field to score Marjama on a 2-2 pitch. Next up was Jake Bauers, and the right fielder continued his red hot second half coming through with the go-ahead RBI-double to plate Adames and put the Biscuits up 4-3.
Kyle Winkler would enter the game in the bottom of the ninth, and though he put runners on the corners with two outs, the right-hander got Jordy Lara to swing and miss at the game’s final strike to end the game. The Biscuits are now 8-3 to begin the second half, the best record in the Southern League. They will look to win their ninth on Tuesday when Steve Ascher (3-1) goes head-to-head with Andrew Thurman (1-7) at 7:00 PM.