Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Biscuits Clinch Second Half Title, Marty Gantt Is Newest Biscuit

For the fourth time in Biscuits history, Montgomery has earned a playoff berth. In keeping with history, the Biscuits did it with a second half surge. The title was won in Mobile, as the Biscuits defeated the BayBears 2-0 on the last day of August.

Biscuits celebrate on the field in Mobile after Mondays victory

Closer Brad Schrieber
With closer Brad Schrieber on the hill, a groundball to second base was fielded by Tommy Coyle and soon found itself in the glove of Jake Bauers to wrap up the game.

Tyler Goeddel and Cameron Seitzer drove in the only two runs of the ballgame. For Goeddel, it was his 72nd RBI of the year, second baseman Tommy Coyle swiped his 19th base.

SP Guerrieri
Taylor Guerrieri made the two runs stand up with another excellent five inning start to earn the victory.

The Bullpen Report is all good - Jeff Ames loaded the bases but worked out of trouble. He wasn't happy about walking two hitters, but didn't allow a run.
Jeff Ames

Mark Sappington tossed a shut down inning with a pair of strikeouts.

BigShow Matt Lollis did the same with two punchouts of his own and closer Brad Schrieber retired  the final three Baybear hitters without allowing a baserunner.

It was a quiet contest with a quick pace, taking two hours and fifty minutes but it felt like much less. As the moon rose over the centerfield fence the Biscuits simply refused to be denied its prize. Only 813 were in attendance, but a fair portion of that were Montgomery faithful who made the trip to see their Biscuits drive the final nail into the North Division contenders coffins.

Marty Gantt
A replacement for the injured Johnny Field has arrived and he is outfielder Marty Gantt.

The Augusta, Ga native was a seventh round draft pick in 2012 and was listed as promoted from Hudson Valley on the Southern league website, but in fact has been in Port Charlotte hitting .235.

More importantly, Gantt has only made two miscues in 55 games and will add great glove to the outfield.

Marty made his Biscuits debut in Mondays tilt, coming in as a defensive replacement in left field and striking out in his only at bat.

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