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First-inning spree lifts Huntsville over Mudcats



The Carolina Mudcats’ homestand didn’t get off on the right foot Thursday night.

Mudcats manager David Bell
  • Photo by Nikolaus © 2010 Carolina Mudcats
  • Mudcats manager David Bell
The visiting Huntsville Stars dropped a four-spot on Travis Webb (2-4) in the first inning, holding on for a 5-3 victory in the opener of a five-game series at Five County Stadium.

Carolina’s big blow was a two-run homer from Mike Costanzo in the bottom of the inning.

Chris Cody (3-6) was the winning pitcher for the Stars, who got three hits including a pair of doubles from Brett Lawrie.

Dave Sappelt added an RBI double and Devin Mesoraco a double for the Mudcats.

Friday’s game
Huntsville at Mudcats, 7:15 p.m.

Michael Bowman (R, 5-4, 5.54) vs. Matt Klinker (R, 4-3, 1.63)

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