After falling behind 6-0 after the second inning, the Huntsville Stars weren't able to recover on Sunday afternoon after the Suns picked up the 7-4 win.
Stars starter Cody Scarpetta was tagged for six runs (five earned) in just 1.1 innings of work. Reliever Chase Wright came in to replace Scarpetta in the second and pitched 4.1 innings of one-run ball, but it wasn't enough to keep the Suns from earning their second victory of the 2011 season.
Leading the Stars offense were Sergio Miranda, who went 2-for-5 with two RBI's and Lee Haydel who went 3-for-5. Miranda also belted the Stars first triple of the season. The Suns' Kevin Mattison went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Luke Montz chipped in a home run and two hits to pave the way for the Suns offense.
Joseph O'Gara (1-0) took the win for the Jacksonville Suns throwing five innings and giving up four runs. Sandy Rosario recorded his first save of the year striking out one batter in an innings worth of work. The Stars (2-2) send 2010 Southern League All-Star RHP Michael Bowman to the mound against the Suns (2-2) LHP Darin Downs in the final game of the series at 12:05 p.m. CST tomorrow.
The Stars return home on Wednesday, April 13for a five-game series against the Carolina Mudcats. Single game tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling (256) 882-2562 or stopping by the ticket office at Joe Davis Stadium. For more information, visit www.huntsvillestars.com!