Genesis Cabrera Continues Dominance of Shuckers; Biscuits Win 11-0
For the second time this season, Montgomery Biscuits starter Genesis Cabrera hamstrung the Biloxi Shuckers, this time blanking them for five innings, as the Biscuits were victorious 11-0. Ryan Boldt had a huge night at the plate, going 3-4 with 3 runs and 2-homers. Thomas Jankins took his first loss of the season, as Biloxi’s five game win streak ended.
Montgomery took the lead in the bottom of the first. Jankins retired the first batter of the frame before Ryan Boldt drilled his second homer of the season.
Two batters later, it was Boldt who extended the lead to two. Once again, with one out, the Biscuits’ right fielder hit his second homer of the game, a shot down the line in left to make it 2-0.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Montgomery Biscuits blew this game open, chasing Jankins from the game. Dalton Kelly led off the inning with a walk before Michael Brosseau was hit by a pitch. Brett Sullivan followed with a base hit into right field that scored Kelly. Sullivan attempted to go for the double, but was thrown out on a perfect throw by Clint Coulter. Jankins then tossed a wild pitch to score Brosseau and it was 4-0. Jermaine Palacios drew a walk and, two batters later, Michael Russell drilled his first homer of the year to extend the lead to six. Boldt followed with a shot down the line in right that he legged out for a triple and he scored when Nick Solak followed with a base hit to make it 7-0.
In the bottom of the fifth, the long ball would extend the Montgomery Biscuits lead. Kelly started the inning with a soft liner to center that fell in for a single. Brosseau then hit a towering homer over the right field wall for his fourth homer of the season, to make it 9-0.
That was far more support than Genesis Cabrera (4-2) needed. The Montgomery starter gave up two singles in the second, but would not give up another in his 5 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 8.Cabrera has now made three starts against the Shuckers this season, allowing 7 hits in 17 innings while striking out 20.
Reece Karalus came on in the sixth and he was equally as dominating, allowing just a lone hit and a walk while striking out 2. He would finish off the game, going 4 innings for his first save of the season.
For good measure, the Biscuits added two more runs in the eighth. Thomas Milone started the inning with a double down the line in right. Two batters later Boldt walked, and both runners scored on a double by Brandon Lowe.
Every player in the Montgomery starting lineup had at least one hit. Ryan Boldt finished 3-4 with 4 runs, a triple, 2 homers, and 2 RBI. Michael Brosseau was 2-2 with a 2-runs, a homer, and 2 RBI.
These two teams have a late morning affair on Tuesday. The Biloxi Shuckers will send Cody Pence (1-1, 4.41) against Zach Lee (3-1, 2.45). First pitch is scheduled for 10:35.
By Robert Pannier