Starting pitcher Duke van Schamann threw seven innings yielding just two hits and two relievers completed the job as Chattanooga won its first game of the 2014 season. Scoring came in the bottom of the fourth thanks to Scott Schebler's two-run double.
Von Schamann started off the night strong, recording a quick 1-2-3 first inning. After allowing a double to outfielder Jabari Blash, the righty settled into a rhythm and recorded 13 straight outs. The 22-year old finished the night only allowing two hits in seven innings while striking out two batters. Von Schamann is now 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 19 strikeouts in five games (three starts) against the Jackson Generals in his career.
The Lookouts offense provided a cushion for von Schamann in the fourth inning when Schebler doubled home Daniel Mayora and O'Koyea Dickson. Mayora was able to reach base for the first time when Ketel Marte committed his first fielding error of the season. Dickson joined the Mayora on the bases when Jackson starting pitcher Stephen Landazuri (0-1) issued his only walk of the game.
Schebler's two-run double was the only runs the Lookouts would need as relievers Juan Gonzalez and Jarret Martin (S, 1) combined to throw two shutout innings to close out the game. Martin's shutout appearance in the ninth inning gave him his first save of the season.
Saturday, the Lookouts will try and carry their momentum into the third game of their five-game set against the Generals. Starting lefty Chris Reed takes the mound against fellow southpaw Cam Hobson. Fans who attend tomorrow's game will be treated to a spectacular show by the zany costumed characters, the ZOOperstars! Game time is set for 7:15 p.m.