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Generals Fall To Biscuits 6-5

By Greg Hammond
By ghammond@wbbjtv.com

The Jackson Generals comeback fell short Tuesday night, falling 6-5 to the Montgomery Biscuits, ending the three-game win streak. The Generals trailed 6-1, heading to the seventh and scored four runs over the final three innings, but fell short by a run. Jackson has played 18, one-run games this season and are 9-9 in those games. The Generals dropped to three back of first place Tennessee in the division.

Jake Shaffer was 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Kyle Seager and Scott Savastano had two hits each and Johermyn Chavez hit his first Pringles Park homer, his fourth on the year. Four Biscuits collected two-hit games.

Jarrett Grube (4-1) suffered his first loss, in his shortest outing of the season. Grube went five innings, allowing five runs, four earned on six hits. He struck out five and walked one. Ray’s #2 prospect Matthew Moore (3-3) notched the win, giving up just one run in six innings. Moore had six strikeouts and now has a Southern League leading 82 on the season.

Montgomery scored first again Tuesday, with a run in the top of the third inning. After a leadoff walk to Matt Sweeney, Reid Fronk doubled in Sweeney. The Generals trailed the Biscuits 1-0.

The Generals tied it in the bottom of the inning, taking advantage of two wild pitches and one passed ball, scoring Scott Savastano. The game was tied 1-1, heading to the fourth.

Montgomery scored five straight runs, getting three in the fourth on four straight hits. Montgomery got a run in the fifth and another in the sixth on a solo homerun from Kyeong Kang. Montgomery led 6-1.

Jackson scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to trim the deficit to three runs, 6-3. Kyle Seager singled in Joe Dunigan and Scott Savastano brought home Ralph Henriquez.

Johermyn Chavez homered to left-center in the bottom of the eighth inning, but still trailed 6-4. Carlos Triunfel came into score on a throwing error by Sean O’Malley in the ninth, but the Generals fell 6-5.

The Generals and Biscuits continue their series Wednesday at Pringles Park, with first pitch set for 11:05 AM. Wednesday night at 6:05 PM is the West Tennessee High School All-Star Game, presented by BancorpSouth. RHP Andrew Carraway (2-0, 2.83) gets the start for Jackson, against RHP Chris Archer (1-2, 5.85) for Montgomery. The game can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 1460 WJAK and jacksongeneralsbaseball.com.


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