3 Pitchers Combine for 15th Shutout
MONTGOMERY, AL – Mike Folli ripped a two-run single in the fourth inning, and three Biscuits pitchers combined for the 15th Biscuits (66-62) shutout of the season to best the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (67-62) 2-0 Thursday at Riverwalk.
Josh Satow, who found out today he’d make the first start of his pro career, held the Jaxx hitless through four innings before giving up a leadoff single to Joe Dunigan in the fifth. Heath Rollins (5-1) then came on allowed only one hit over three scoreless innings, and Dane De La Rosa (4) collected the save by throwing the last two innings.
The Biscuits began the fourth inning by getting a single from Jose Ruiz. After Nevin Ashley struck out, John Matulia and Henry Wrigley would follow with back-to-back singles to load the bases. After Matt Fields took strike three called, Folli lined one past first to score the decisive runs.
Ruiz led the Biscuits attack by going 4-4. Wrigley recorded a pair of base hits.
West Tenn starter Jarrett Grube (3-5) suffered the loss, giving up a pair of runs on eight hits and a walk and seven strikeouts over 5.2.
With Mobile’s come-from-behind win against Huntsville, the Biscuits remain 4.5 games out of the wild card with now 10 to go.
RHP Paul Phillips will start for the Biscuits on Friday at 7:30 against West Tenn’s LHP Jimmy Gilheeny.