JACKSON, TENN. --- The Lookouts snapped the Generals three-game winning streak Friday night, despite a valiant comeback by the division winners . Jackson scored four runs in the ninth and stranded the tying run at second base.
Jackson got the scoring started in the second inning after Kalian Sams scored on a single from Ralph Henriquez. Henriquez later scored on what was Leury Bonilla's fourth RBI of the season. The Generals led 2-0.
The Lookouts responded in the third inning by scoring five runs off Tajjuan Walker and claimed their first lead of the series. Blake Smith hit a bases loaded, 2-run double to right field. That was followed by a sacrifice fly by Travis Denker that scored Luis Nunez. Kyle Russell then hit his sixth home run of the year off Jackson starter Walker to make the score 5 -2.
Jackson scored one run in the third, and Chattanooga answered with one run in both the fourth and fifth. Chih-Hsien Chiang cleared the bases with a double in the fifth and cut the Lookout lead to one, at 7-6.
Chattanooga kept the the offense going in the sixth thanks to a 2-run triple by Pedro Baez, his fourth triple of the year. The Lookouts scored two more in the seventh on a double by Blake Smith to extend the lead to 11-6.
The Generals' bats showed a little life in the ninth inning, starting with a home run by Eric Campbell, his fourth of the year. Denny Almonte singled and later scored on Kalian Sams' seventh double of the year. Chih-Hsien Chiang drove in Sams with a hard hit double to left. Ralph Henriquez contributed to the hit parade with an RBI double to center, making the score 11 to 10.
Walker (3-4) suffered the loss, allowing six runs on six hits over 3.2 innings of work. Walker struck out four and walked three.
Chih-Hsien Chiang was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a season-high five RBI. Kalian Sams, Ralph Henriquez and Eric Campbell each collected three hits on the night. The two teams combined for 21 runs and 28 hits.
Inning-by-inning Recap of the game