After two consecutive rainouts, mother nature finally complied and allowed the Huntsville Stars to play and split two games against the Mississippi Braves on Monday night.
In game one, the Stars rode three early runs on a RBI 2B by catcher Jason Jaramillo and a 2-run 1B by centerfielder Josh Prince in the first inning to roll to a 5-4 victory. Huntsville starting pitcher Tyler Thornburg improved to 5-0 on the season after pitching 6.0 innings while giving up 4 runs (1 ER) and striking out four. Following Thornburg's departure before the seventh inning, Stars RHP Jesus Sanchez shut down the door for his third save of the season.
In game two, the Stars were held to five total hits by the combination of M-Braves starting pitcher Sean Gilmartin and reliever Andrew Wilson. For Gilmartin, he improved to 2-4 on the season by shutting out the Stars through six innings. Stars starting pitcher Kyle Heckathorn fell to 2-2 on the season after giving up five runs in 4.2 innings pitched. Overall, the loss was the fourth time the Stars have been shutout this season.
The Stars and Braves will finish off their 4-game with a special 10:43 AM first pitch on Tuesday with Huntsville sending out Hiram Burgos (2-1, 0.87 ERA with High-A Brevard County) to face off against Mississippi starter David Hale (2-2, 4.66 ERA).
Courtesy Huntsville Stars Media Relations