A ninth inning, solo homerun by Kentrail Davis was the difference as the Huntsville Stars began the second half of the Southern League season on a positive note with a 4-3 victory over the Jackson Generals, The Stars went out to an early 3-0 lead against the first half champs in the first inning with an RBI single by first baseman Hunter Morris and a 2-run homerun by left fielder Scott Kreiger.
After the Generals scored a run in the third, fifth, and seventh inning to tie up the ballgame, the homerun by Davis off of reliever Jonathan Arias ended up being the game-winning run. Stars LHP Mitch Stetter improved to 1-0 on the season as he earned the win in 0.2 innings of relief and RHP Jesus Sanchez notched his eighth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
Game two of a five-game series will begin on Friday as the Stars will send all-star RHP Evan Anundsen (4-3, 3.30 ERA) to the mound to square off against RHP Forest Snow (0-1, 1.59 ERA). First pitch is at 7:05 PM.