Huntsville, Ala. - After mounting two straight comeback wins, the Huntsville Stars dropped game four of a five-game series to the Chattanooga Lookouts by a score of 5-1 on Tuesday night at Joe Davis Stadium.
Despite giving up just three runs and six hits through five innings of work, Stars starting pitcher Brooks Hall fell to 0-3 on the season with the loss. Hall put himself in that position when he gave up a RBI single off the bat of Lookouts catcher Matt Wallach in the second inning.
The 23-year-old righty also gave up an RBI double to outfielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez in the third inning while a solo homer by outfielder Joc Pederson gave Chattanooga a 3-0 edge in the fifth inning. For Pederson, the blast was his 14th of the year and his fifth against the Stars in 13 games this year.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Stars were able to plate their only run of the game against Chattanooga starting pitcher Duke Von Schamann. Following a leadoff walk drawn by pinch-hitter Nick Shaw and a single from outfielder Chadwin Stang, another single by third basemen Shea Vucinich scored Shaw to put the Stars on the board and cut their deficit to two.
En route to improving his record with the Lookouts to 2-0, Von Schamann gave up that one run on five hits in six innings of work. Aside from Von Schamann, relievers Hector Nelo, Onelki Garcia and Yimi Garcia shutout the Stars offense over the final three innings.
Chattanooga scored their final two runs in the ballgame in the top of the ninth inning on back-to-back RBI singles from pinch-hitter Angelo Songco and second basemen Ozzie Martinez against Stars reliever Greg Holle.
On offense, the Stars had five hits by five different players. Third basemen Mike Walker hit a double in the second inning to give him his third straight game with an extra-base hit while Vucinich now has six runs batted in during three games this series.
On Wednesday, the Stars and Lookouts will wrap up a five-game series at Joe Davis Stadium. Huntsville will send RHP Andy Moye (3-9, 4.59 ERA) for the series-deciding contest of a five-game set. Chattanooga will counter with RHP Ross Stripling (5-1, 2.34 ERA). First pitch is at 6:43 PM.
Gates at Joe Davis Stadium open at a special time of 5:00 PM on Wednesday.
Courtesy Huntsville Stars Media Relations