Stars Sweep Doubleheader at Jackson

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To finish off their season set against each other, the Huntsville
Stars clinched a series victory against the Jackson Generals by
sweeping them in a doubleheader on Saturday night at Pringles Park,

In game one, the Stars came from behind to win in 11 innings by a
score of 5-4. The Generals led for the better part of the four hour
and eleven minute affair, and had a 4-2 advantage going into the
seventh inning. However, a pinch-hit, two-run single from T.J
Middelstaedt off of Generals releiver Yoervis Medina tied up the game
at 4-4. In the eleventh inning, following a one-out triple by right
fielder Kentrail Davis, a wild pitch from Mauricio Robles allowed
Davis to score the eventual go-ahead run. Stars releiver Dan
Merlkinger earned the win in two innings of scoreless relief to
improve to 3-7 on the season.

In game two, the Stars were able to cruise to a 7-1 victory to sweep
the Generals in the doubleheader. The Stars were lead by designated
hitter Khris Davis, who’s solo homer in the second inning gave
Huntsville the lead for good. The 24-year-old went on to go 4-for-4 on
the game with that solo home run, a double, and two runs scored. On
the pitching side, the Stars got tremendous outings from starting
pitcher Dan Meadows and reliever Kyle Heckathorn. Both righties
pitched three scoreless innings, Heckathorn earning the win to improve
to 3-9 on the year.

The two wins for the Stars gave them a series win on the road against
Jackson for the second time this season. Overall, Huntville finished
off the season 9-5 at Pringles Park and 11-8 against the Generals.

After two off days, the Stars will begin a five-game series against
the Pensacola BlueWahoos down in Florida. The series will begin on
Tuesday.

Courtesy: Stars Media Relations



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