BY MICHAEL HAMMOND | Minor League Knocks
Aug 27, 2017 | Montgomery Biscuits 1, Mobile BayBears 0 | Southern League (AA)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A single run was all Anthony Misiewicz needed as he went the distance for his first career shutout.
The Michigan State product (Round 18, 2015) was efficient as the Montgomery Biscuits took a 1-0 victory over the Mobile BayBears at Riverwalk Stadium on Sunday in Montgomery, Alabama.
Misiewicz allowed just seven base runners on five hits, a walk, and an error, but saw three of them erased on the base paths. Only two baserunners were left in scoring position.
With a complete game shutout on 98 pitches, Misiewicz earned a “Maddux” or a complete game shutout under 100 pitches. The term comes from Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux’s extremely efficient pitching style.
Misiewicz is 3-1 in four starts with a 3.63 ERA for the Biscuits since being traded from the Seattle Mariners to the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 8.
Montgomery’s lone run came in the third inning on a two-out Grant Kay single that scored Jake Croneworth. Neither team mounted much of an offensive threat on the night with only two inning that saw more than one hit, one of which was the Biscuit’s third inning.
With a 37-25 second half record, Montgomery has a tight hold on the second half playoff spot, seven games ahead of the Tennessee Smokies in the Southern League North Division.
For Mobile, it will need every win it can get as it sits three games back of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in the South Division.
Mobile BayBears (62-69) 000 000 000 – 0 5 0
Montgomery Biscuits (74-58) 001 000 000 – 1 5 1
8/26 Mobile 4, Montgomery 3
8/27 Montgomery 1, Mobile 0
8/28-8/30 Mobile at Montgomery
Mobile BayBears (LAA)
#2 Matt Thaiss 0/4 .311/.416/.417, HR, 25 RBI
#6 Taylor Ward 0/3, BB .316/.447/.449, 3 HR, 17 RBI
#28 Brennon Lund 1/4, K .322/.337/.397, HR, 6 RBI
#23 Jesus Castillo 5 IP, 4 H, R, 2 BB, 4 K
Montgomery Biscuits (TB)
#9 Justin Williams 2/4 .300/.365/.466, 10 HR, 62 RBI
#20 Joe McCarthy 1/4 .291/.413/.441, 6 HR, 52 RBI
#21 Nick Ciuffo 0/2, BB .245/.320/.383, 7 HR, 42 RBI
As like every Sunday at Riverwalk Stadium, it was Bark in the Park and Kids’ Day with dogs allowed, pre-game catch, and a post-game run around the bases.
Tennessee Smokies at Birmingham Barons on Aug. 28.