In the opener of a five-game series at Pringles Park, the Huntsville Stars were shutout by a score of 9-0 against the Jackson Generals on Sunday night. The Huntsville bats were only able to manage five total hits against the best pitching staff statistically in the Southern League. Generals starter Andrew Carraway cruised to his team-leading fourth win of the season with 5.2 innings of three-hit, scoreless baseball. For the Stars, Dan Merklinger fell to 1-3 on the season after giving up five runs and six hits in 5.0 innings pitched. On offense, second basemen Scooter Gennett was a rare bright spot for Huntsville, as he went 2-for-4 with a double. For Huntsville, Sunday's loss was the third time they've been shutout all season.
Game two of a five-game series will take place on Monday as the Stars will send highly-touted RHP Tyler Thornburg (3-0, 1.80 ERA) on the hill to get back on the winning track. The Generals will counter with a starting pitcher that is yet to be determined. First pitch is at