Offensive Outburst Makes Biscuits Winners
MONTGOMERY, AL – The Biscuits (67-62) exploded for their largest run-output of the second half to grab the fifth win in their last six, 12-5, over the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (67-63) Friday at Riverwalk.
A three-run homer for Craig Albernaz in the second put the Biscuits on the board first. It was his first homer since 2008, and only the third of his pro career. The Biscuits would follow with two in the third on hits from John Matulia and Henry Wrigley to go up 5-0.
But the Jaxx came roaring back, getting RBI hits from Joe Dunigan and Matt Lawson in the fourth to cut it to 5-3, and a two-run homer from Johan Limonta to tie the game at 5-5 in the fifth.
The Biscuits were quick to respond, getting a two-run blast from Nevin Ashley in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead, and using three walks and four singles in the sixth to score five times and complete the scoring at 12-5.
Matulia and Jose Ruiz led the Biscuits offense, each collecting three hits. Wrigley added a pair of base knocks.
Biscuits starter Paul Phillips took a no-decision, allowing three runs on seven hits over four innings. Ryan Reid got the win (2-3) despite allowing the game-tying homer to Limonta. Jimmy Gilheeney (0-2) suffered the loss, allowing seven runs on seven hits in his five innings of work.
RHP Jeremy Hall will toss for the Biscuits on Saturday against RHP Luis Munoz of the Diamond Jaxx at 7:05.