HUNTSVILLE, AL --- The Huntsville Stars outlasted the Chattanooga Lookouts Wednesday night in eleven innings 3-2.
Kentrail Davis delivered the game winning rbi double over centerfielder Noel Cuevas's head scoring Adam Weisenburger from second base giving the Stars the win.
Stars RF Mitch Haniger for the second straight game hit a pair of homeruns. Haniger's solo homerun in the fourth inning gave the Stars a 1-0 lead.
In the fifth inning Chattanooga tied the game at 1-1 on a solo home run from Cuevas. It was Cuevas's second homerun in as many nights for the Lookouts and his fourth of the season.
Chattanooga took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning against Stars starter Tyler Cravy. Chris O'Brien singled into left field scoring Daniel Mayora.
Haniger then tied the game in the sixth when he hit his second homer of the game. It was a solo shot over the left field wall for his tenth homerun of the season.
Cravy, who took a no-decision turned in a quality start. He worked seven innings giving up five hits on two runs. He also struck out seven.
The game was delayed going into the bottom of the eighth due to an hour and thirty one minute rain delay.
Casey Medlen (4-0) earned the victory out of the Stars bullpen. Medlen tossed 3 scoreless innings on one hit.
The Stars lead Chattanooga 2-0 in their five game series. Game three will be played Thursday night at Joe Davis Stadium. RHP Jacob Barnes(1-2, 5.64) will start for the Stars. Chattanooga will send LHP Chris Reed(3-4, 3.01) to the mound.
About the All-Star Game: The 38th annual Southern League All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:15 p.m. with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. This is the first time the Lookouts have hosted the event since 2004.
This year's midsummer classic is just the centerpiece of a two day event that also includes the Home Run Derby which will be held at Historic Engel Stadium on Monday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. Prior to the Home Run Derby the Lookouts will also host a Fan Fest at Engel Stadium that will feature an autograph session from the North and South Division All-Stars.
Along with the All-Star Game, the team will hold a luncheon to recognize the All-Stars, coaches, managers and umpires. This special event will include a guest speaker and be open to the public. The luncheon will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 at the Chattanooga Convention Center and feature former NL MVP Maury Wills as the guest speaker. All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the RBI Program of Chattanooga. Tickets for this special event are $30 and for more information about the Luncheon please contact All-Star Game Coordinator Morgan Billups by email, or by phone at 423-267-2208.
Noel Cuevas' solo home run tied the game at 1.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt