Generals Sneak by Montgomery Friday 2-1, Win Fourth Straight
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Friday’s win marked Jackson’s seventh straight home victory
JACKSON, Tenn. (August 16, 2013) – Despite being out-hit 8 to 2 Friday, the Generals (26-25) defeated Montgomery (23-31) for the fourth straight day 2-1 at The Ballpark in Jackson. The Generals scored the go-ahead run thanks to the Biscuits’ second error of the series in the eighth. The win marked the seventh straight home win for the Generals and they matched a season-high with four straight wins. Leon Landry led the Generals offensively with a single, RBI, and scored the winning run. Both pitchers proved their worthiness as each allowed just one run apiece in the affair.
Montgomery jumped out to the early lead Friday with two outs in the first inning. The first inning run marked the first time in the series the Biscuits had struck first. The RBI was accounted to LSU alum, Mikie Mahtook as Shawn O’Malley scored on the single.
Jackson’s Ji-Man Choi (1-3, R, BB) started the second with a single and scored to tie the game after a bases loaded walk to Leon Landry (1-2, RBI, R, BB). The game was tied at 1-1 through the seventh.
One eighth inning error was the ultimate demise for Montgomery. Ramon Morla (0-3, BB, K) tapped a ground ball to third with Landry on third and two outs, but a bobble by Robi Estrada allowed Landry score and gave Jackson the lead. Overall, Jackson was 0-6 with runners in scoring position.
Roenis Elias (ND, 6-11) matched a season-high by tossing seven innings Friday and allowed just eight hits and one run in a no-decision. He struck out six and pitched out of multiple jams. His counterpart, Enny Romero (ND, 10-6) tossed six innings, allowing just one hit and one run, while striking out a season-high nine. Stephen Kohlscheen (W, 6-3) picked up his sixth win on the mound as Dominic Leone (S, 3) shut the door in the ninth by throwing just10 pitches. For Montgomery, reliever Braulio Lara suffered the loss.
The Generals will look for a five-game sweep for the first time this year Saturday night. Game time is set for 6:05 p.m. (CT) at the Ballpark. The pitching matchup will feature LHP Anthony Vasquez (1-2, 3.38) for Jackson. He will be opposed by RHP Marquis Fleming (3-5, 4.50) for the Biscuits