The Huntsville Stars, the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers fell 3-1 in the season opener to the Jacksonville Suns, the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. The Stars were held to just three hits as 7,545 showed up at Bragan Field in Jacksonville on Thursday.
The Stars never led as the Suns pushed across two runs in the first inning against Huntsville starter RHP Brooks Hall(0-1). Alfredo Silverio had an RBI single and Ryan Rieger tripled over centerfielder D'Vontrey Richardson's head to extend the Suns lead to 2-0.
Richardson provided the Stars their only run on the night as he singled into centerfield in the third inning. Richardson finished 1-4 with an RBI in his Double-A debut. Kentrail Davis led the Stars offense going 2-4.
Hall, who suffered the loss for the Stars pitched four innings giving up six hits on two runs. He struck out three while throwing sixty eight pitches, thirty eight for strikes. Tyler Cravy pitched two scoreless innings in his Stars debut out of the bullpen.
The Stars and Suns will continue their series Friday night. RHP Drew Gagnon (0-0,0.00) will start for the Stars. LHP Andrew Heaney(0-0, 0-0) will go to the mound for the Stars.