Stars Drop Doubleheader To Mississippi Braves

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Huntsville, Ala. - To wrap up their five-game series at Joe Davis Stadium, the Huntsville Stars were swept in a doubleheader by the Mississippi Braves on Monday night.

In game one, starting pitcher Andy Moye took the loss, falling to 1-2 on the year after giving up three runs over five innings.

Following three scoreless frames to begin his outing, Moye gave up a RBI single to M-Braves catcher Shawn McGill in the fourth inning to make the score 1-0.

After a RBI single by fellow catcher Adam Weisenburger in the bottom half of the frame tied the game back up, a two-run double by Mississippi third basemen Edward Salcedo in the fifth inning put the M-Braves up for good.

For insurance purposes, Mississippi first basemen Christian Marrero hit a solo homer of Huntsville righty Mark Rogers in the seventh to put the M-Braves up 4-1. Rogers gave up one run and walked three batters in 1.2 innings during his third appearance with the Stars on MLB rehab with the Brewers.

On a pitching for the M-Braves, starting pitcher Gus Schlosser improved to 2-1 on the year after giving up just one run over six innings against the Stars. The 24-year-old righty gave up just four hits and also struck out seven batters in the process. Mississippi righty Mark Lamm send down Huntsville scoreless in the seventh inning for his second save of the year.

In game two, both pitching staffs dueled it out, in which the contest was still scoreless after seven innings, causing the game to go in to extra innings.

For the Stars, lefty Alan Williams shutout the M-Braves through five innings in his second ever game started. The southpaw gave up just four hits while striking out four batters without walking anyone. Reliever Greg Holle blanked the Mississippi bats over two innings of work to send the game to extras.

Unfortunately for Huntsville, the M-Braves hurlers returned the favor. Four Mississippi pitchers combined to strikeout 13 Stars hitters, shutting out Huntsville in the process for the second time in three games and fourth time this season.

Mississippi reliever Pat Egan snagged the win, improving to 2-0 on the win pitching two innings of perfect baseball while striking out five of the six batters he faced.

For the Stars, righty Casey Medlen was tabbed with the loss. The 23-year-old righty fell to 1-2 on the year after the M-Braves batted around against him, scoring five runs in the eighth inning.

Highlighting the offense surge by the M-Braves was a two-runs double from pinch-hitter Shawn Mcgill, a two-run single by right fielder Jose Martinez and a RBI single from left fielder Dan Brewer.

The losses for the Stars were there third and fourth in a row. In three, five-game series thus far during 2013, Huntsville has lost four of the games in each of them.

Overall, the Stars have now lost 15 of their last 20 games since starting 4-1 on the year. Their 9-16 record puts them in last place in the Southern League North standings.

After a league-wide off day on Tuesday, The Stars will bus to the southern tip of the state and start a five-game series at Hank Aaron Stadium with the Mobile BayBears on Wednesday. Huntsville will send RHP Jimmy Nelson (3-0, 1.30 ERA) to square off against BayBears RHP Michael Bolsinger (0-0, 2.53 ERA). First pitch is at 7:05 PM.

Courtesy Huntsville Stars Media Relations

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