Jackson, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals broke free with a season-high eight runs scored on Sunday, beating the Chattanooga Lookouts, 8-6, at The Ballpark at Jackson.
The Lookouts rallied for five runs in the final inning..
The seven-inning result got the Generals (4-5) a series split with the Lookouts (4-4), due to the second game of Sunday's double-header being postponed due to inclement weather. Jackson and Chattanooga will make up the contest when they meet in late May.
Game highlights (from redsmiinorleagues.com)
TJ Friedl went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run scored.
Jose Siri went 1-2 with 2 walks, a run, and an RBI.
Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with a walk, run, and an RBI.
Brantley Bell went 0-2 with 2 walks and an RBI.
Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-2 with 2 walks, a run, and 2 RBI.
The Mississippi Braves are in town this week for a five-game set with Chattanooga. Game one is this evening (Monday) at AT&T Field at 7:15 p.m.
The M-Braves have Atlanta's #4 prospect, 20-year old Cristian Pache, on their roster.
MLB Pipeline has this to say about Pache: "Pache might be the best defensive outfielder in the Minor Leagues at present and once he gets to the big leagues, he'll immediately join a list of elite-level center fielders. His speed allows him to cover a tremendous amount of ground and his plus instincts, reads and routes allow that to play up even more. He has a gun for an arm to go with it that would more than work in right, though there is zero question he's a Gold Glove caliber center fielder long-term. Pache's straight running speed is close to top of the scale, but he's yet to translate it effectively in terms of stolen bases. Pache's power is just starting to show up, at least in terms of extra-base ability, and he's showing signs of making adjustments to his swing that could eventually allow him to approach average power in the future.
If he can continue to refine that swing and his approach, Pache has the potential to be an All-Star caliber player. Even if he falls a little short of that, his ability to make contact, his speed and his outstanding defense point to a long Major League career."