Taylor Widener and the Jackson Generals pitching staff stymied the Chattanooga Lookouts offense in a 2-1 loss. Lookouts starting pitcher Tyler Wells pitched well in the defeat only allowing one earned run in six innings.
The game was scoreless through five innings before Jackson broke the tie in the sixth inning on a wild pitch by Wells.
They added one more in the eighth on a Marty Herum RBI single.
Already blanking Chattanooga through six innings, Arizona's No. 3 prospect found an extra gear and struck out the side in the seventh. Widener posted zeros for the second straight start, stretching his scoreless streak to 16 innings.
"It's a really good feeling when you finally realize that all the work you've put in is starting to pay off for you," he said. "It's a little bit of a sigh of relief, but I mean it's something you got to keep going after."
Lookouts pitching wasn’t bad either, giving up just a pair of runs, one each from Wells (6.0 IP) and one from Ryan Eades (2.0 IP).
Devin Smeltzer pitched the ninth, keeping the game within reach with a scoreless frame.
Down 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning the Lookouts pushed one run across on a Mitchell Kranson double and left the tying run on second base.
Luis Arraez was a bright spot for the Lookouts. The infielder went 1-for-3 in the loss to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He now has hits in 14 of his last 15 games. Since July 28, Arraez has raised his batting average from .238 to .286.
The Lookouts managed just five hits, two of them doubles, one each from Kranson (1-for-4) and Brian Navarreto (1-for-4).
Friday, is MEGA Fireworks and Fan Appreciation Night at AT&T Field. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m.