Mitchell's Homer Pushes Barons Past Stars 5-1April 23, 2013 - Southern League (SL) Birmingham Barons
The Barons jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second on a two-run home run by Mitchell. It was his first homer since rejoining the Barons earlier in the week and his first in a Barons uniform since hitting two against the Stars on July 14th , 2012.
Barons starter Scott Snodgress (3-1, 3.38) navigated through 7.0 solid innings, scattering seven hits and striking out five while allowing just one run on a solo home run to Jason Rogers. Rogers finished a single short of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-3 with a walk.
Leading 2-1 in the 8th , the Barons would put the game away with a three-run inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Andy Wilkins who finished with his second-straight two-hit game.
Santos Rodriguez and Salvador Sanchez retired the final six outs of the game with Sanchez recording a four- out save, his first of the season. The loss went to Huntsville starter Andy Moye (1-0, 4.61) who allowed two runs on four hits over 5.0 IP.
With the win, the Barons improved to 11-8, tied with the Tennessee Smokies for first place in the Southern League North Division, while the Stars fell to 8-11 on the year.
The Barons will look for a series victory tomorrow morning as RHP Stephen McCray (2-1, 3.00) takes the hill against LHP Alan Williams (0-1, 0.87). First pitch is schedule for 11:00 AM CDT.
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