It was a struggle for Maple Hill graduate Jaime Schultz on Thursday night, but the hard-throwing right-hander only allowed one run as the Montgomery Biscuits beat the Tennessee Smokies, 9-2.

Schultz worked only 4.2 innings, throwing a whopping 111 pitches. He only allowed three hits and one run.

Where the pitch count became really inflated was the fact that Schultz struck out eight batters -- and walked seven.

The walks have been an issue for Schultz this season, as he has issued 64 free passes in 92.2 innings. He also has an incredible 110 strikeouts.

Schultz has a mid-90s fastball and a really good breaking ball. We've talked to Biscuits broadcaster Aaron Vargas, who has repeatedly said that Schultz has some of the best stuff in the Southern League.

He was named to the all-star team this season and owns a 5-5 record with a 3.98 ERA.

Jeff Hoffman (Shaker/Blue Jays) and Murphy Smith (Shen/Blue Jays) are also both competing in AA.