Chattanooga Lookouts Rally Falls Short In Series Finale Sunday To Jackson Generals, 6-4

Sunday, August 11, 2019
First baseman Gavin LaValley had a very good day at the plate going 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs.
First baseman Gavin LaValley had a very good day at the plate going 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Jackson Generals jumped out to a 6-0 lead en route to a 6-4 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts Sunday afternoon at AT&T Field winning the  rubber game

The Lookouts will now head on a 10-game road trip before returning to AT&T Field for their last five home games of the year. 

The Generals won the game with a four-run surge in the fourth inning, while racking up 17 hits in the matinee victory.  Jackson went 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 batters.

Although the Lookouts were on the losing end of the contest, they did manage to collect 10 hits but went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.

Jackson's starting pitcher, Josh Green (W, 2-1)  fired six shut out frames, notching four strikeouts without walking a batter. He induced eight ground ball outs and scattered eight hits, stranding at least one runner in each of the first six innings.

Green got consistently strong glove work from his infield earning the benefit of three double-plays.

The Generals scored single runs in the second and third inning as they came to bat in the fourth inning. Jackson tripled the score as they exploded for four runs in the inning. Ryan Grotjohn started the fourth with a triple.

Drawing the infield in to the edge of the grass, Galli Cribbs then hit a grounder to the right of the mound that Lookouts second baseman Calten Daal was able to snag and throw the ball back across his body to first for the out.

The throw missed the mark, allowing Grotjohn to race home from third base plating Jackson's third run.

With Cribbs at first, Green earned his first professional hit by bunting the ball over the head of the charging third baseman Jonathan India andreaching first base safely.

Two batters later, Daulton Varsho swatted his 15th home run of the season off the scoreboard in left field, an opposite-field homer, that put Jackson on top  with a  safe 6-0 lead.

Varsho's home run knocked Chattanooga's Wendolyn Bautista (L, 1-2) from the game after just three and two-thirds innings.

Chattanooga's bullpen did an outstanding job, combining for 5 2/3 shutout innings in relief.

Lookouts game highlights (from redsminorleagues.com)

  • Michael Beltre went 1-4 with a walk and a run scored.
  • Calten Daal went 2-5 with steal and a run scored.
  • Stuart Fairchild went 1-3 with 2 walks and a run scored.
  • Gavin LaValley went 2-5 with a double, run scored, and he had 3 RBI.
  • Jonathan India went 1-3 and was hit by a pitch.
  • Brantley Bell went 1-4.
  • Yonathan Mendoza went 2-4.
  • Tyler Jay threw 2.2 shutout innings with 2 walks.
  • Johendi Jiminian threw a shutout inning.
  • Andy Cox threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
  • Wyatt Strahan threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.

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    After  Monday's off day Chattanooga will play five games against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and another five games against the Mobile BayBears.

    The Lookouts return home on Friday, August 23rd, to open their last home stand of the 2019 season with five games against the Montgomery Biscuits.


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