Stars “Scoot” Past Generals
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- In walk-off fashion for the second time in three nights, the Huntsville Stars came away with a 3-2 victory against the Jackson Generals on Sunday afternoon.
Following a game Saturday night that featured 19 combined runs and 28 combined hits, the teams were only able to combine for five runs on 19 hits on Sunday.
Huntsville got the scoring started in the second inning as a solo home run by first basemen Hunter Morris gave the Stars a 1-0 advantage. For the Huntsville-area native, it was his first home run of the 2012 season.
Jackson tacked on a run in both the top of fourth and fifth innings on RBI singles by second baseman Eric Campbell and first baseman Rich Poythress to make the score 2-1. That lead wouldn’t last as the Stars tied the game back up in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI single of their own from center fielder Josh Prince.
The score would remain that way until the bottom of ninth inning, where second basemen Scooter Gennett provided the drama. With one out, the 21-year-old launched a solo home run off of Generals RHP Stephen Hensley to win the game for Huntsville. It was the Stars third walk-off victory so far this season.
In terms of pitching, RHP Robert Wooten improved to 2-0 on the season with a scoreless ninth inning and RHP Jesus Sanchez silenced the Generals in his 2.0 innings of work. Starter Evan Anundsen went four innings, giving up just one run on six hits. He walked one and struck out three. For the Generals, starter Taijuan Walker went five innings and allowed two runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out six.
On offense, left fielder Lee Haydel and shortstop Domnit Bolivar had two hits apiece for the Stars.
Game four of a five game series will take place on Monday as the Stars will send RHP Kyle Heckathorn (1-0, 3.57 ERA) to face off against RHP Brandon Maurer (0-0, 3.60 ERA). First pitch is at 6:43 PM.
Courtesy: Stars Media Relations