Stars sweep doubleheader

To finish off their season set against each other, the Huntsville Stars clinched a series victory against the Jackson Generals by sweeping them in a doubleheader on Saturday night at Pringles Park.

In game one, the Stars came from behind to win in 11 innings by a score of 5-4. The Generals led for the better part of the four hour and eleven minute affair, and had a 4-2 advantage going into the seventh inning. However, a pinch-hit, two-run single from T.J Middelstaedt off of Generals releiver Yoervis Medina tied up the game at 4-4. In the eleventh inning, following a one-out triple by right fielder Kentrail Davis, a wild pitch from Mauricio Robles allowed Davis to score the eventual go-ahead run. Stars releiver Dan Merlkinger earned the win in two innings of scoreless relief to improve to 3-7 on the season.

In game two, the Stars were able to cruise to a 7-1 victory to sweep the Generals in the doubleheader. The Stars were lead by designated hitter Khris Davis, who's solo homer in the second inning gave Huntsville the lead for good. The 24-year-old went on to go 4-for-4 on the game with that solo home run, a double, and two runs scored. On the pitching side, the Stars got tremendous outings from starting pitcher Dan Meadows and reliever Kyle Heckathorn. Both righties pitched three scoreless innings, Heckathorn earning the win to improve to 3-9 on the year.

The two wins for the Stars gave them a series win on the road against Jackson for the second time this season. Overall, Huntville finished off the season 9-5 at Pringles Park and 11-8 against the Generals.

After two off days, the Stars will begin a five-game series against the Pensacola BlueWahoos down in Florida. The series will begin on Tuesday.