Suns Lose 4-2, Fall Behind 2-0

Montgomery scored single runs in four innings and starter Andy Sonnanstine pitched seven shutout innings as the Montgomery Biscuits took a commanding 2-0 South Division Championship Series lead with a 4-2 victory over the Jacksonville Suns.

Tony Abreu, Craig Brazell and Anthonly Raglani each had a pair of hits for Jackonville who left 10 on base during the game.

Montgomery scored single runs in four different innings, including a second inning RBI single from Elliot Johnson that opened the scoring. Biscuits' catcher Ryan Christianson hit a one-out solo homerun in the fourth inning that put Montgomery up 2-0.

In the fifth inning, Montgomery got to Suns starter Scott Elbert again as former Suns outfielder Justin Ruggiano singled home another run and the Biscuits scored in the seventh inning as Ruggiano singled to move Brignac to third base. During an ensuing rundown of Ruggiano between first and second base, Brignac snuck home to score Montgomery's fourth run.

Meanwhile, Jacksonville had trouble against Montgomery Sonnanstine. The Southern League postseason all-star pitched seven shutout innings, while allowing eight singles and a walk with nine strikeouts.

Montgomery reliever Jeremy Flanagan entered the game in the eighth and issued a leadoff walk to Brad Cresse and A.J. Zapp followed with a single. The two Jacksonville runners later scored on two different groundout RBI from Chin-Lung Hu and Wilkin Ruan to finish the scoring at 4-2.

Montgomery now leads the best of five South Division Championship series two games to none. Game three and, if necessary, games four and five will be at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Ala. The Biscuits must win one of the three games to advance to the Southern League Finals.

The series moves to Montgomery's Riverwalk Stadium beginning with game three tonight.
  Score by innings
Montgomery   010 110 100-4 
Jacksonville 000 000 020-2 

  Suns       ab r h bi ave
Abreu 2B      5 0 2 0 .500
Greenberg CF  3 0 0 0 .000
Meadows LF    4 0 0 0 .250
Brazell DH    4 0 2 0 .250
Cresse C      3 1 1 0 .250
Zapp 1B       4 1 1 0 .250
Hu SS         4 0 0 1 .125
Raglani RF    3 0 2 0 .286
Ruan PH-RF    1 0 0 1 .000
Dewitt 3B     4 0 1 0 .143
  Totals     35 2 9 2
  Montgomery 31 4 9 3

  Error- DeWitt. RBI- Hu, C (1), Ruan 
(1). S- Greenberg 2.LOB- Jacksonville 
10, Montgomery 7.

  Jacksonvillein h r-er bb so era
Elbert (0-1) 4.1 7 3-2 3 7 4.15
Meloan       2.2 1 1-1 3 3 3.38
Hoorelbeke   2.0 1 0-0 0 0 0.00
  T- 3:05. Att- 5,735.

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