Suns Take Final Game from Stars

Jeff Allison

By J.P. Shadrick / Jacksonville Suns | August 5, 2009 12:19 PM

Jacksonville, Fla. - Starter Jeff Allison allowed two first inning runs and six scattered hits in a five inning Double-A debut, while the Jacksonville Suns (63-47, 28-12) rallied for eight unanswered runs for an 8-2 victory over the Huntsville Stars (53-56, 15-25) in front of 2,673 Wednesday afternoon at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Allison (1-0), who missed three seasons due to drug addictions and legal matters, walked one with three strikeouts in a Double-A spot start for the victory. The former first round pick in 2003 is expected to return to Class-A Jupiter. Stars starter David Welch (5-8) allowed five runs during the fifth inning for the loss.

Huntsville opened the scoring in the first inning against Allison as a Jonathan Lucroy triple scored Drew Anderson for a 1-0 lead. Lucroy later came in to score on a wild pitch for a 2-0 score.

After recording three hits and a walk over the first four innings, Jacksonville rallied during the fifth against Welch by scoring five times.

Lorenzo Scott plated the first run with a fielder's choice before a Mike Stanton single drove in Scott for a 2-2 score. Logan Morrison's groundout drove in Lee Mitchell for a 3-2 Suns lead. Scott Cousins next belted a two-run homerun into the right field bleachers for a 5-2 advantage.

Jacksonville added a sixth run in the sixth inning, as Chris de la Cruz scored on an error from Stars centerfielder Freddy Parejo for a 6-2 lead.

Chris Hatcher ended the scoring with an eighth inning, two-run homerun for an 8-2 score.

Suns LH Graham Taylor will make the start against the Chattanooga Lookouts Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at AT&T Field. Live radio coverage is available on WFXJ-AM 930 and online at

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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