Miami Sports Day

Biscuits jump to early lead in 6-3 win over Suns

The Montgomery Biscuits opened a 6-0 lead by the third inning, and right-hander Taylor Guerrieri pitched a season-long seven innings for the visitors in a 6-3 win over the Jacksonville Suns in front of 6,641 – the Suns’ largest home crowd since Opening Night – at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Friday night.

The Bsicuits (27-27) put the first five batters on base in the second inning against Suns right-hander Hunter Adkins (0-1). Shortstop Willy Adames led off with an infield single, right fielder Patrick Leonard walked, and third baseman Jake Hager hit an RBI single to left field. Catcher Mike Marjama added an RBI single, and left fielder Pat Blair hit a two-run double to make it 4-0 before the first out of the inning.

Second baseman Kean Wong hit a one-out RBI single for a 5-0 Biscuits lead. Adkins was charged with five earned runs on five hits and one walk with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings.

Suns right-hander Ryan Chaffee took over in the second inning and allowed a third-inning run but finished 3 1/3 innings – his longest outing in five seasons – while scattering four hits and striking out one batter. Following Chaffee, right-handers Sean Donatello, Drew Steckenrider and Tyler Kinley combined for scoreless relief, allowing one hit in the last four innings.

Trailing 6-0, the Suns (25-29) got their first hit and run against Guerrieri (3-4) in the third inning. Catcher Cam Maron led off with a double down the first-base line and scored after a pair of Guerrieri’s wild pitches. In the fifth inning, Suns first baseman Chris Curley singled to center field, and Maron doubled to center field, before a wild pitch and groundout scored each of them to make it 6-3.

Guerrieri did not allow another ball to be hit to the outfield, as he allowed three earned runs on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Biscuits left-hander Jordan Harrison allowed a walk in the eighth inning before recording two outs. Right-hander Buddy Borden got the final four outs around a single for his third save.

The Suns conclude their series with Montgomery at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, when Suns right-hander Patrick Johnson (2-1) is scheduled to face Biscuits right-hander Ryne Stanek (1-6). Gates open at 5 p.m.

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