July 29, 2005 - Southern League (SL) - Birmingham Barons
BIRMINGHAM, AL- The Birmingham Barons posted a dramatic, extra-inning, come from behind victory over the Montgomery Biscuits on Thursday evening at the Hoover Met in front of 3,930 fans. The win locked up the series for the Barons as they took two out of three games from the Biscuits.
After Montgomery scored three runs in the top of the tenth inning off of Paulino Reynoso (4-2), the Barons chances of pulling out a victory seemed slim at best. In the bottom of the inning, the Biscuits went to their closer Cameron Smith (3-2) who started the inning by inducing a pop up from Andy Gonzalez but he would fail to record any more outs in the inning. Smith then walked both Casey Rogowski and Josh Fields and Ryan Sweeney reached on a fielding error by the second baseman which also allowed Rogowski to score. The very next pitch, a 92 mph fastball, to Darren Blakely landed just over the wall in right-center field for a dramatic, walk-off, three-run homer. It was Blakely\'s second home run in as many days and gives the Barons a three game lead on idle Jacksonville.
The Barons travel to Chattanooga tomorrow to begin a short three-game road trip as LHP Daniel Haigwood (1-0, 1.40) takes on LHP Phil Dumatrait (3-10, 3.38). Game time is set for 6:15 PM (CDT).