Wheeler’s Four RBIs Lead the Stars in 7-6 Slugfest

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Zelous Wheeler started the final home stretch off right with a four-RBI game. That sent the Huntsville Stars (64-71) to a 7-6 victory over the Mobile BayBears (82-54) Thursday night.

Wheeler led the team with four RBIs and a two-run home run. Contributing to the runs were Steffan Wilson with a solo home run and Sean Halton's 3-for-5 night, with a run and an RBI.

Jacob Elmore led the BayBears' offense with two-hits, three RBIs and a go-ahead home run that gave Mobile a short-lived lead.

Both starting pitchers struggled through four innings allowing a combined 13 runs on total 18 hits. Huntsville's Chase Wright allowed six runs on nine hits with one long ball. Patrick Corbin (9-8) gave up seven runs on nine hits including two home runs.

Jim Henderson (4-1) got the win in three perfect innings of relief. Santo Manzanillo picked up his seventh save with a one-two-three ninth inning.

The Stars have won three straight games and look to continue their winning streak on Friday night in game two against the BayBears. Friday will be the last Fritos Family Friday of the season and also the last Pleasures Ladies Night. For more information, call (256) 882-2562 or visit huntsvillestars.com. Don't forget to keep up with the Stars on Facebook, Twitter and the official newsletter.