Lookouts Fall To Tennessee Wednesday, 5-4

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Jake Fox homered for the third straight game, smacking two blasts as Tennessee edged visiting Chattanooga, 5-4, on Wednesday.

Fox slugged a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run shot in the third. The 24-year-old first baseman is 9-for-12 with four home runs and five RBIs over his last three games. Fox leads the Smokies (20-18) with eight home runs, 28 RBIs and 25 runs.

Josh Kroeger ripped a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth. Casey McGehee tacked on an insurance run with a run-scoring double later in the inning.

Tennessee starter Sean Gallagher (5-2) yielded four runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking two in six innings. The 21-year-old right-hander is tied with three others for the Southern League lead in victories.

Jim Henderson gave up a hit and a walk while striking out the side in the ninth for his third save.

Lookouts starter Carlos Fisher (1-1) surrendered five runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out seven and walking one in six innings.

J.C. Boscan ripped a pair of RBI singles and Fisher cracked a two-run double in the fourth for Chattanooga (18-22).

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Chattanooga returns home Thursday to open a five-game series against Mobile. Game time is 7:15 p.m.

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