Biscuits win 2nd half North Division
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (biscuitsbaseball.com) – For the second-straight season, the Montgomery Biscuits are Second Half North Division Champions. The club’s 3-2 walk-off win (their 10th of the season) over the Tennessee Smokies on Friday night at Riverwalk Stadium guaranteed the Butter and Blue a spot in the postseason for the fifth time since the team’s inception in 2004, making consecutive playoff appearances for the first time since 2006-07 when the Biscuits won back-to-back Southern League Championships.
The Biscuits have had a terrific season that has culminated with the team winning 12 of their last 14 games, on their way to putting up the best second half record in the Southern League at 41-27. Montgomery has now clinched all five of their playoff berths in team history in the Second Half of the season.
The Biscuits had a Southern League-high seven players voted as midseason All-Stars with Willy Adames, Jake Bauers, Jake Faria, Chih-Wei Hu, Casey Gillaspie, Chris Kirsch, and Kean Wong all selected to participate at the 2016 All-Star Game in Pearl, Mississippi. Montgomery also had a Southern League-high four players voted on to the end of season All-Star team including Adams (starting SS), Bauers (starting 1B), Hu (best RHP), and outfielder Cade Gotta (Best Hustler).
Manager Brady Williams has now led the Biscuits to the Southern League playoffs twice in his first three years as skipper. The team will begin their quest for their third-ever Southern League Championship, and first since 2007, on Wednesday, September 7, when the Biscuits will travel to western Tennessee for the first two games of the Division Series against the Jackson Generals. Game 2 will be on Thursday, September 8 with Game 3 coming on Friday, September 9 back in Montgomery at Riverwalk Stadium. Playoff tickets will go on sale Monday at 8:00 AM CT at the Riverwalk Stadium ticket office as well as BiscuitsBaseball.com.