M-Braves get split with visiting Biscuits

Published 11:56 am Friday, June 1, 2012

The Mississippi Braves split a doubleheader with the Montgomery Biscuits on Thursday night at Trustmark Park. The Biscuits defeated the M-Braves 7-3 in game one after an hour and thirty-one minute rain delay, but the M-Braves fought back to take game two, 3-2.

In game one, Montgomery plated seven runs on 10 hits and one error while the M-Braves scored three runs on five hits and three errors.

Hak-Ju Lee and Ty Morrison singled to start the first. Omar Luna walked to load the bases. Tyler Bortnick delivered a two-run single and Michael Sheridan followed with a RBI-double to put the Biscuits up 3-0 in the top of the first.

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The M-Braves responded in the bottom of the first. Phil Gosselin singled and scored on a Tim Smith double to right field, cutting the Biscuits’ lead to 3-1.

Omar Luna launched a solo home run in the top of the third to increase Montgomery’s lead to 4-1.

Keenan Wiley walked to start the M-Braves’ half of the third. Gosselin reached on a bunt single and both runners moved up on a throwing error from Thompson. Wiley came in to score on an Ian Gac ground out to make it a 4-2 game.

Montgomery added two more in the top of the fifth. Morrison doubled and Luna walked. Both stole a base and Morrison came in to score on a errant throw by the catcher. Ryan Garko delivered a run-scoring single.

Todd Cunningham doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Joe Leonard sacrifice fly to cut the Biscuits’ lead to 6-3 in the bottom of the sixth.

Jacob Thompson (3-4) tossed six innings for the Biscuits.

Luis Avilan (1-4) started for the M-Braves and worked four innings in game one, giving up four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six.

In game two, the M-Braves earned their first win on a Thursday night this season. Mississippi scored three runs on seven hits.

Sean Gilmartin (3-5) tossed his third shortened complete game of the season. He gave up two earned runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out seven.