MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After being away for the last 10 games, the Butter and Blue has returned home. The Montgomery Biscuits open a 10-game homestand Thursday starting with the Birmingham Barons.
While away, the Biscuits managed to go 6-4 against the Mobile Baybears and Mississippi Braves, taking 3 of 5 games from both clubs. They averaged 5 runs per game at the dish while the pitching staff held opposing batters to just 2.8 runs per game.
The Biscuits are off to a rising 11-8 start, putting them just a half-game back of the Jackson Generals in the Southern League North division.
Josh Lowe has already been named Southern League Player of the Week once, and it’s easy to see why. The Tampa Bay Rays No. 15 prospect leads the team in hitting, batting a a smooth .305 so far, with 4 homers and 14 driven in.
As a team, the Biscuits only fall behind the Tennessee Smokies in team batting average. The Biscuits are hitting at a .250 clip, 20 points below their north division opponent. When it comes to extra base hits, there aren’t many teams Montgomery trails. They’re tied for third in home runs with 14 and tied for third with 30 doubles. They’re second in the Southern League in hits with 153 of them.
On the mound, the Biscuits are led by the arm of Josh Flemming. Flemming leads the team with a 2.19 earned run average and has a 2-1 record. His ERA is good enough to place him in the top 10 at ninth.
As a staff, the Biscuits sit a second in the league in team ERA. They bolster a 3.23 staff ERA. They’re also one of two teams in the Southern League to have a complete game tossed.
Opening up with this homestand with the Biscuits are a multitude of promotional nights beginning with Thursday night’s Field of Dreams Night when the Biscuits take on the Barons. Also upcoming are Harry Potter Night, Star Wars night, and Cinco de Mayo night. Click here to see a full list of the promotional events coming up.
This homestand will carry Montgomery through May 5. The Biscuits take on the Barons in game 1 of this homestand Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.