Ninth inning homerun dooms Smokies on Opening Day

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Sevierville, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Smokies took a no hitter into the 9th inning but a three run homer ruined opening day in a 3-1 loss to the Montgomery Biscuits Wednesday night at Smokies Stadium.

Both teams were hitless into the 5th inning when Christopher Morel hit a triple into the gap. Morel scored on an Andy Weber single to give the Smokies a 1-0 lead.

The lead was held into the 9th inning, after walking a pair of batters Manuel Rodriguez gave up a three run homer to Rene Pinto to give the Biscuits a 3-1 lead.

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