The Mississippi Braves defeated the Huntsville Stars 3-1 in Game 3 of their five-game series at Trustmark Park Tuesday night.
Cedric Hunter and Barrett Kleinknecht led the M-Braves offense with two-hit nights at the plate. The series continues tonight at 7.
Mississippi scored three runs on eight hits while Huntsville plated one run on nine hits.
Hunter and Kleinknecht each drove in a run.
The M-Braves took a 1-0 lead in the first. Gustavo Nunez tripled and scored on a Cedric Hunter single to center field.
Matt Kennelly led off the fourth with a double to left. Kleinknecht followed with a triple to center, making it a 2-0 game. Daniel Castro then delivered a sacrifice fly to left for a 3-0 lead.
Huntsville made it a 3-1 game in the seventh. Robinzon Diaz and Kentrail Davis reached on back-to-back singles. After an error allowed both runners to advance. Nick Shaw walked to load the bases before Nick Ramirez's sacrifice fly.
Ryne Harper (5-3) went 2 2/3 innings in relief to notch the victory.
Drew Gagnon (5-3) gave up three earned runs on seven hits and took the loss.