From the Birmingham Barons Media Relations:
Birmingham, AL — The Birmingham Barons dropped their fourth game in a row and third-straight to the Huntsville Stars, falling by a score of 4-0 Saturday at Joe Davis Stadium.
The Stars scored all four of their runs in the third against Barons starter Myles Jaye (0-6, 5.28). D'Vontrey Richardson's two-run single was the key hit in the inning. A bases loaded walk to Jason Rogers and a sacrifice fly by Shawn Zarraga provided the other two runs.
The Barons outhit the Stars 10-5 in the game but left 12 runners on base. Michael Earley paced the offense with three hits while Miguel Gonzelez finished 2-for-4 in the losing effort.
Jaye suffered his sixth loss of the season, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits and five walks over 5.0 IP. Stars starter Taylor Jungmann (4-4, 2.77) picked up the win, scattering nine hits and striking out four over 7.0 shutout IP.
The shutout loss was the fifth of the season for the Barons who suffered just seven total shutout losses during the 2013 season.
With the loss, the Barons fell to 16-26 on the season while Huntsville improved to 29-14. The Barons will look to snap a four-game losing streak tomorrow afternoon as LHP Scott Snodgress (2-2, 4.54) to the hill against LHP Brent Suter (5-2, 2.30). First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 PM CDT on Sunday.
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