HUNTSVILLE, ALA. (September 1, 2013) - The Generals dropped their second straight game to the Huntsville Stars (29-40), only collecting four hits in the 7-0 shutout loss. Huntsville's win forces a rubber match tomorrow, with the series tied 2-2. Jackson still leads the season series against the Stars, 9-8.
The pitch count got high early for Trevor Miller (L, 3-2, 4.73), who could not make it past the fourth inning. The right-hander surrendered only six hits, but they were partnered with six earned runs. Miller struck out five, but walked three with his 96 pitches.
The Jackson bats were unable to help Miller through his struggles. Ariel Pena was sharp through five frames. Pena allowed only two hits and complimented it with six strikeouts. Chris Taylor (2-4) and Jabari Blash (1-3) led the way for the Generals on offense.
Moises Hernandez (4.98) struck out two and surrendered a hit in two innings of relief. Stephen Shackleford (2.89) added an inning of flawless relief as well. The Generals left only five runners on base and were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.
The final game of the season will begin at 1:03 p.m. (CT) on Monday in Huntsville. Cam Hobson (1-1, 2.25) is coming off a terrific start at home that earned his first Double-A win. Hobson will go against Brooks Hall (2-4, 4.37). The game can be heard on the 96.5 FM, TuneIn Radio App. and jacksongeneralsbaseball.com.
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