SUTERS' GEM LEADS STARTS TO WIN
Pearl, MS-Brent Suter(2-0)struck out a career high eight batters and threw six shutout innings leadingthe Huntsville Stars to a 1-0 win Thursday night over the Mississippi Braves atTrustmark Park.
Suter allowed just threehits, all of which were singles. On theseason, Suter has allowed just two earned runs in seventeen innings in histhree starts.
The Stars scored the onlyrun of the game in the fourth. JasonRogers singled with one out and advanced to second on a throwing error by Bravesstarter JR Graham(0-1). Rogers wouldscore two batters later when Mitch Haniger came through with a SAC Fly. It was Haniger's eighth rbi of the season.
Arecenio Leon pitchedscoreless innings in the seventh and eighth, stranding the tying runner on basein the eighth.
David Goforth entered thegame in the ninth. Matt Lipka reached onan infield single to start the inning. Then Gustavo Nunez advanced him on a sacrifice bunt. Stars first baseman Nick Ramirez made anexcellent scoop on a low throw from Goforth to record the out at first. Joe Leonard then grounded out to third andonce again Ramirez made a great play at first on the receiving end of a highthrow from Rogers. Goforth got the finalout as Seth Loman flew out to deep left to end the game.
Goforth has now saved fivegames in the month of April matching former Stars pitcher and current MilwaukeeBrewers pitcher Rob Wooten for the most Stars saves in the month of April.
The Stars improved to 9-5with the win, while Mississippi falls to 6-8.
The Stars and Braves playthe rubber match of their five game series Friday night. RHP Tyler Cravy(1-1,4.82) will start forHuntsville while Atlanta Braves RHP Gavin Floyd will make a rehab start forMississippi. The game can be heard startingat 6:45 PM with Steve Jarnicki on 92.9 FM, 1450 AM and www.wtkiradio.com