Huntsville, Ala. - Erik Komatsu drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eleventh inning scoring Josh Prince lifting the Huntsville Stars to a 4-3 win over the Montgomery Biscuits Friday night at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville.
The game was dominated by homeruns up until the Stars late inning heroics.
Cameron Seitzer gave Montgomery a 1-0 lead in the second inning when he homered against LHP Brent Suter to start the inning.
The Stars then matched Seitzer’s homerun in the bottom of the fourth.
Kentrail Davis and Komatsu started the inning with back to back singles. Nick Ramirez then hit a three run homer against Montgomery starter Angel Sanchez.
It was Ramirez’s fifteenth homerun of the year and it gave the Stars a 3-1 lead.
In the top of the sixth inning the Biscuits tied the game. With two outs, Richie Shaffer doubled. Seitzer then deposited a two-run homer of his own off Suter to tie the game at 3-3. It was Seitzer’s eighth homerun of the year.
Suter took a no decision working 5.2 innings. He allowed five hits on three runs. He walked four and struck out three.
Sanchez also took a no decision for the Biscuits. Sanchez went five innings allowing five hits on three runs.
In the bottom of the eleventh with Andrew Bellatti(1-4) pitching, Josh Prince opened the inning by reaching on an error by second baseman Hector Guevara. Prince advanced to second base on a Lucas May sacrifice bunt.
D’Vontrey Richardson got on base on a fielding error by the third baseman Shaffer.
Bellatti struck out Yadiel Rivera for the second out, but walked Davis to force the bases loaded.
On a 3-1 pitch, Komatsu took ball four allowing Prince to score giving the Stars the walkoff win.
Montgomery(5-4, 40-39) and the Stars are tied 2-2 in their five game series. The rubber match will be Saturday night. The Stars(4-4, 50-28) will have RHP Andy Moye(3-0, 2.12) on the mound. Montgomery will turn to RHP Michael Colla(4-8, 5.26). The game can be heard with Steve Jarnicki starting at 6:15 pm CDT on 92.9 FM, 1450 AM and wtkiradio.com
Courtesy: Stars Media Relations