First Half Winners, Lookouts Nip Smokies Saturday, 7-5

First Half Seasons Ends After Sunday's Game

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Levi Michael got the key hit in Saturday's win over Tennessee.
Levi Michael got the key hit in Saturday's win over Tennessee.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

KODAK, Tenn. (AP) -- Levi Michael hit a two-run double in the sixth inning, leading the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 7-5 win over the Tennessee Smokies on Saturday.

The double by Michael capped a four-run inning and gave the Lookouts a 7-5 lead after Jonathan Rodriguez and Dan Gamache scored on an error earlier in the inning.

After Chattanooga scored three runs in the first inning, Tennessee took a 5-3 lead behind solo home runs by Ian Rice and Carlos Penalver.

Chattanooga starter Felix Jorge (8-1) picked up the win despite allowing five runs and nine hits over six innings.

John Curtiss retired the side in order for his 13th save of the season.

Opposing starter Jen-Ho Tseng (6-2) took the loss in the Southern League game after allowing seven runs and seven hits over six innings. 

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Following Sunday's game, there will be a three-day break for the Southern League All-Star game



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