Craig Albernaz legged out an infield single in the 10th inning to score Henry Wrigley with the winning run in the Biscuits’ 4-3 victory over the Tennessee Smokies on Monday.
Albernaz hit a grounder to third baseman Russ Canzler’s backhand and beat Canzler’s throw to first. Wrigley came home from third.
Biscuits starter Jeremy Hall threw six shutout innings and left with a 2-0 lead. Reliever Heath Rollins surrendered back-to-back home runs to Brett Jackson and Canzler in the eighth.
Montgomery retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth. Emeel Salem singled and scored on a Wrigley flyout. Tennessee tied it again in the ninth when Matthew Spencer singled and scored on a wild pitch.
The Smokies had the potential go-ahead run at third base with none out before an unusual double play. Tony Thomas hit a grounder to shortstop Chris De La Cruz and the runner, Brandon Guyer, tried to score.
De La Cruz threw home and caught Guyer in a rundown. While Guyer avoided the Biscuits, Thomas motored around the bases and tried to make it to third. The Biscuits tagged out Thomas before tagging out Guyer at home. The scoring on the play: 6-2-5-1-6-5.