Lookouts Drop 4th Straight To Trash Pandas

  • Monday, June 10, 2024

The Rocket City Trash Pandas scored five unanswered runs to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts 5-3 on Sunday, the Lookouts fourth loss in a row.

Chattanooga plated three runs in the opening inning as the rally included three base hits against Trash Pandas starting pitcher John O’Reilly. That featured the ninth RBI from infielder Ruben Ibarra this week.

The Trash Panda offense was blanked by Lookouts starting pitcher Rhett Lowder through the first five innings. Rocket City was able to crack the scoreboard in the sixth as infielder Sam Brown grounded to first to drive in a run.

In the seventh, a single, walk and error loaded the bases with one out for the Trash Pandas before outfielder Gustavo Campero rolled into a fielder’s choice to score a run and pull Rocket City to within one. That set the stage for outfielder Tucker Flint who ripped a two-run double against Lookouts reliever Donovan Benoit (L, 2-1) to give the Trash Pandas a 4-3 lead.

Rocket City designated hitter Eric Wagaman followed that up just one batter later with a double of his own to score Flint. That gave Wagaman his 11th hit and fifth RBI of the series. All four runs in the inning for the Trash Pandas were unearned.

Thanks to three shutout innings from the bullpen combined from Eric Torres (W, 2-1) and Nick Jones (S, 1), the Trash Pandas held on for a 5-3 victory to take five of six games over the Lookouts this week.

The Lookouts return home for a six game homestand versus Montgomery starting on Tuesday night.

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