ROSS FIRES GEM TO BLANK STARS
Pearl, MS-MississippiBraves RHP Greg Ross(2-0) threw a complete game shutout in just his secondDouble-A start leading the Braves to a 6-0 shutout win over the HuntsvilleStars Monday night at Trustmark Park.
Ross scattered six hitsthrough his gem. Nick Shaw and YadielRivera each had two hits apiece in the Stars loss.
Jed Bradley suffered theloss, dropping the left-hander to 1-4 on the season.
Mississippi scored fiveruns against Bradley in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Matt Kennelly was able towork a walk after trailing in the count 0-2. Barrett Kleinknecht then launched a two-run homer over the left fieldwall putting the Braves ahead 2-0.
The Braves made it 3-0when Kyle Wren grounded an infield single off of Bradley. Cedric Hunter added a sacrifice fly and JosePeraza stole home giving the Braves a 5-0 advantage.
Bradley allowed five runson five hits in his four innings on the mound.
The Braves scored theirfinal run in the 8th on Wren's rbi single. Wren led the Braves attack by going 3-5 with2 rbi's.
Ross walked Joey Paciorekwith two outs in the ninth, but was able to get Erik Komatsu to ground out tofirst to end the game. Ross helped earnMississippi's Southern League best tenth shutout of the season. The Stars were shutout for the first timesince June 9th.
The Stars(7-4, 53-28) andBraves are tied at 1-1 in their five game series. Game three will be Tuesday. RHP Drew Gagnon (5-2, 3.05) will start forthe Stars. Mississippi will have RHP WilliamsPerez(3-4, 2.66) on the mound. The gamecan be heard with Steve Jarnicki starting at 6:45 pm CDT on 92.9 FM, 1450 AMand wtkiradio.com