10-run 4th inning dooms Biscuits in 12-4 loss

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (biscuitsbaseball.com)- The Biscuits lost for just the third time in 15 games on Sunday night, falling to the Tennessee Smokies by a score of 12-4 at Riverwalk Stadium.

The Biscuits sent Chase Whitley (2-1) to the mound for the right-hander’s final start with the club before he joins the Tampa Bay Rays, and while the 27-year-old Alabama native looked sharp through his first three innings, and the Biscuits provided him with two runs thanks to a Jake Bauers sac fly and a Justin O’Conner solo home run, the next inning would change everything.

The Smokies would score 10 runs in the top of the fourth inning against Whitley and righty Yonny Chirinos, brining 15 batters to the plate in the inning. The 10 runs scored were the most allowed in any one inning this season by Biscuit pitching, who also surrendered a season-high 18 hits in the defeat.

The game, however, was merely a formality for the Biscuits, who clinched the Second Half North Division title on Saturday night in a walk-off 3-2 victory. Montgomery will end the regular season against the Smokies on Monday afternoon at 12:05 PM at Riverwalk Stadium with Jared Mortensen taking on Jonathan Martinez, and then hit the road on Tuesday to open up Game 1 of the 2016 North Division Series against the Jackson Generals in west Tennessee beginning at 6:05 PM.