Casteel’s walk leads Mississippi over Montgomery in 10 innings

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Ryan Casteel drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 10th inning to help lead the Mississippi Braves to a 4-3 win over the Montgomery Biscuits on Wednesday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Braves and a six-game winning streak for the Biscuits.

Drew Waters scored the go-ahead run on the walk after he led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a fielder's choice and then went to third on an error. Later in the inning, Mississippi added insurance runs when Connor Lien drew a bases-loaded walk and Tyler Neslony scored on an error.

Montgomery attempted a comeback in the bottom of the inning, scoring on a wild pitch that brought home David Rodriguez. In the following at-bat, Brett Sullivan hit an RBI single, driving in Kevin Padlo to cut the Mississippi lead to 4-3. However, the rally ended when Josh Graham got Dalton Kelly to ground out to end the game.

Both Mississippi starter Kyle Muller and Montgomery starter Kenny Rosenberg delivered strong pitching performances. Muller went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run and five hits. He also struck out six and walked two. Rosenberg went seven innings, allowing one run and three hits. He also struck out five and walked three.

Connor Johnstone (2-0) got the win in relief while Phoenix Sanders (2-1) took the loss in the Southern League game.

Despite the loss, Montgomery is 7-3 against Mississippi this season.