by Mike Potter
The Carolina Mudcats’ recent misery came to an end Saturday night.
The Mudcats set up Mesoraco’s extra-inning heroics with a run in the ninth, as Dave Sappelt singled and then scored on Jose Castro’s one-out single.
Mesoraco had three hits as did Sappelt, who added a triple and an RBI in Carolina’s nine-hit attack. Castro finished with two RBI.
Jeremy Horst (2-2) was the winning pitcher while Jim Henderson (2-1) suffered the loss.
Huntsville at Mudcats, 2 p.m.
Amaury Rivas (R, 5-4, 2.78) vs. Tom Cochran (L, 2-2, 2.75)