Starting pitcher Lewis Thorpe and outfielder Jimmy Kerrigan each had big nights in the Lookouts 5-3 win over the Jackson Generals at AT&T Field. Jackson (60-54) has now lost four straight games overall, and Wednesday's setback was their eighth in a row at the hands of Chattanooga (55-58).
Lewis Thorpe was on the bump from the get-go for this one, and he turned in five solid innings of work.
Allowing just one run on three hits, he fanned six and handed out just three free passes en route to his eighth win of the season. Since June 13, the lefty is 6-0 with a 2.10 ERA and 66 punch outs.
Kerrigan supported Thorpe's strong outing with plenty of offense. The number nine hitter went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a two-run homer.
Scoring started in the second inning when leadoff batter Zander Wiel singled to center field. The hit scored Luis Arraez and Jaylin Davis to give the away team a 2-0 lead.
After Jackson drew closer in the fifth, Brent Rooker pushed the Lookouts back to a two-run lead with his 21st homer of the year, making it 3-1.
Jimmy Kerrigan followed up with a two-run blast in the sixth making the score 5-1 Chattanooga.
After Thorpe left the game in the sixth, Andrew Vasquez came in and threw two hitless innings. The lefty has now struck out at least three batters in 10 of his 13 appearances since rejoining the team.
Jackson was able to scratch two runs across in the ninth, but the lead held at 5-3 and the Lookouts remained victorious.
Thursday is Thirsty Thursday at AT&T Field and RHP Tyler Wells is making his first career Double-A start. Game time is set for 7:15 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00 p.m.