HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – To wrap up a five-game series and a ten-game homestand at Joe Davis Stadium, the Huntsville Stars lost to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos by a final score of 6-1 on Tuesday night.
Throughout the entire game, the Stars bats were silenced by Blue Wahoos starting pitcher Wirfin Obispo. In seven innings, Obispo shutout Huntsville, giving up just four hits while striking out eight batters to improve to 4-0 on the season. The win also improved Obispo to 2-0 against the Stars this season.
From an offense perspective, the Stars scored their only run of the ballgame in the eighth inning. Following a leadoff double by center fielder Josh Prince, Huntsville got a RBI single by Scooter Gennett off of Blue Wahoos LHP Wilkin De La Rosa. Gennett also recorded his third straight multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 night at the plate.
On the pitching side Stars starter Jimmy Nelson took the hard-pressed loss on the evening. The 23-year-old righty fell to 1-2 on the year by giving up three runs on just three hits while striking out six batters.
For Pensacola, a three-run homerun by Donald Lutz and a two-run homer by catcher Tucker Barnhart highlighted their offensive attack.
Overall, the Stars won both series of their ten-game homestand and finished off with a 6-4 record.
Starting on Wednesday, the Stars will travel to Kodak, TN to begin a five-game series against the Tennessee Smokies. First pitch is at 6:15 PM.