M-Braves Shutout Lookouts, 1-0

J. R. Graham Out Duels Chris Reed

Sunday, June 08, 2014
J.R. Graham is one of Atlanta's top pitching prospects (rated as #6 overall prospect by MLB.com)
J.R. Graham is one of Atlanta's top pitching prospects (rated as #6 overall prospect by MLB.com)
- photo by Tim Evearitt

PEARL, MS -- The Mississippi Braves plated its lone run in the second and held strong to shutout the Chattanooga Lookouts 1-0 Saturday evening at Trustmark Park. The series continues with game four Sunday.

Mississippi (36-26) scored one run on five hits. Chattanooga (25-38) managed five hits but did not score. Matt Kennelly collected two hits for the M-Braves and David Rohm drove in the only run of the game.
 
The M-Braves took a 1-0 lead in the second that would stand throughout the game. Kennelly and Kyle Kubitza both singled to put runners at the corners with one out. Rohm followed with a double to deep left field, driving home Kennelly for the game's only run.  
 
J.R. Graham (1-3) limited the Lookouts to three hits while striking out three in five innings pitched to pick up his first win of the 2014 season. Brandon Cunniff and Ryne Harper worked the sixth, seventh and eighth frames to record holds. James Hoyt (S, 4) came on in the ninth to notch his fourth save of the season.
 

Chris Reed (3-4) gave up one earned run on five hits and two walks. He struck out three in seven innings of work and took the loss.

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M-Braves right-hander Mitch Atkins (0-0, 3.60) counters Lookouts righty Matt Shelton (2-0, 1.80) in game four of this five-game series Sunday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 6:00 PM.                      

Chattanooga Lookouts (25-38):          0 R       5 H    1 E

Mississippi Braves (36-26):                  1 R       5 H    2 E

Chris Reed is one of the Dodgers' top pitching prospects (rated as #6 overall prospect by MLB.com)
Chris Reed is one of the Dodgers' top pitching prospects (rated as #6 overall prospect by MLB.com)
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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