Chattanooga Lookouts Trounce Jacksonville Suns Thursday, 7-2

Thursday, June 07, 2007 - by Tim Evearitt
Richie Gardner appears to be back to the form that once made him the #3 prospect of the Reds.

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Richie Gardner appears to be back to the form that once made him the #3 prospect of the Reds. Click to enlarge photo.
- photo by Tim Evearitt (file photo)

Richie Gardner tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings as visiting Chattanooga beat Jacksonville, 7-2, on Thursday.

Gardner (1-1) yielded two hits and two walks while striking out seven en route to his first Southern League victory. The 25-year-old right-hander did not allow a runner past second base until the seventh inning.

Drew Anderson went 3-for-4 and blasted his first career grand slam in the first and Enrique Cruz added a two-run shot in the third for the Lookouts (27-34).

Tyrell Godwin went 2-4 with a double, walk and two runs. Gardner helped his own cause as he went 1-3 with an RBI.

Mike Bumatay went 1.1 inning and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Brock Till went a perfect 9th inning.

Suns starter Justin Orenduff (1-2) surrendered seven runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts over four innings.

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The Lookouts continue their series against the Suns Friday.

The Lookouts return to AT&T Field on June 18th at 7:15 p.m.

Drew Anderson had a big game Thursday.

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Drew Anderson had a big game Thursday. Click to enlarge photo.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt (file photo)

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