Arroyo leads Barons past Generals
by W. Brian Hale
Aug 01, 2012 | 667 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HOOVER — Birmingham’s Spencer Arroyo had a great outing on the mound on Tuesday night, allowing only one earned run as the Barons topped the Jackson Generals 4-1 at Regions Park in Hoover.

Arroyo (5-1) gave up six hits, with no walks and struck out five batters in eight and one-third innings for the win. Dan Remenowsky pitched the final two-third innings and recorded one strikeout.

The teams remained scoreless through three innings, when Jake Oester broke the stalemate in the fourth with a two-run double to give Birmingham its first lead, 2-0. On the next at-bat, Hoover native Greg Paiml drove Oester in with an RBI single to move Birmingham further ahead, 3-0. Paiml contributed again in the seventh inning, scoring on an error to extend the Barons’ lead to 4-0.

Jackson’s lone score came in the top of the ninth to reach the 4-1 final.

Paiml led the Barons offensively, going 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Oester was 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Jose Martinez, Carlos Sanchez, Brady Shoemaker, Andy Wilkins and Eric Morrison also recorded hits for Birmingham.

Game three of the series will be held today at 7:05 p.m. at Regions Park, with the Barons’ Jacob Petricka (0-1) facing the Generals’ James Paxton (5-3).