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Smokies drop third straight, 7-3

(Tennessee Smokies)  Preston Morrison dropped to 0-4 on the season following a 7-3 loss to the Biscuits on Monday night. Morrison lasted 6.0 innings, but allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks.

Offensively, Cael Brockmeyer led the way for the Smokies. In the third inning, Brockmeyer took Biscuits’ pitcher Mike Franco deep for his second home run of the season. Brockmeyer would finish 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI, a walk and a run scored. Smokies’ left fielder Carlos Penalver and shortstop Andrew Ely drove in runs as well.

Montgomery’s pitching led the Biscuits to victory, allowing just two runs on four Smokies’ hits. Franco received the start and went 5.0 innings. Edwin Fierro and Jordan Harrison would pitch four innings, only allowing one run. At the dish, six different Biscuits drove in runs.

Tennessee has now lost three games in a row for the first time since April 9-12, when the Smokies dropped back-to-back games to Pensacola before falling to Mississippi. Following Monday night’s loss to the Biscuits, the Smokies have now lost a series for the first time since the season opening series against the Blue Wahoos. Last season, Tennessee and Montgomery met five times, which resulted in five series wins for the Biscuits. The trend has continued to begin the 2017 season.

The Smokies will look to snap their three-game losing streak when they square off with Montgomery at 11:30 a.m. ET tomorrow morning. Tuesday’s game will be a Smokies Health and Safety day.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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