It took more than a month for Taylor Jungmann to capture his tenth victory after a tough season in Double A Huntsville.
But Jungmann managed to break Saturday against the Jackson Generals in his last start of the year allowing two earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched.
His last victory came July 6 against the Tennessee Smokies where he struck out seven batters in 6.2 innings allowing two earned runs. Jungmann exhibited solid location of his pitches demonstrated by walking one batter through the duration of the game.
Jungmann came up short on August 4 against the Mississippi Braves after pitching six innings and allowing two earned runs and no walks, but departed on the hook for the loss with the Stars at an 0-2 deficit.
Fortunately, Frankie De La Cruz and Eric Marzec produced three scoreless innings and the offense picked it up in the later innings to win 3-2.
Milwaukee’s first round selection in 2011 pitched a near flawless game June 21 allowing no earned runs through seven innings. However, he was credited with an unearned run following a fielding error.
The number two rated prospect in the Brewers’ system went 49.2 innings before he snapped his skid – and could set the tone for his appearance in the Arizona Fall League starting in October.
Owings, Gomez get it done for Huntsville offense
Micah Owings blasted his first career Huntsville home run on a two-run blast in the sixth inning to allow Jungmann to breath a sigh of relief after departing the game on the hook for the loss.
In addition, his first Stars home run snapped a home run drought dating back to his time with Syracuse of the International League – June 26 against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The former Major League pitcher is working on converting himself to the outfield after displaying a promising young pitching career.
Owings produced his best game of the his Stars’ season batting 2-for-3 with two runs scored along with the two-run blast.
Shortstop Hector Gomez was a home run short of the cycle after batting 3-for-4 with a run batted in and run scored.
Gomez doubled in third baseman Mike Walker in the Huntsville second inning and followed up with a triple in the fifth inning and scored off of a Chadwin Stang sacrifice fly.
The infielder singled in the seventh inning, but was unable to get the elusive home run in the bottom of the eighth with a groundout.