The Lookouts jumped on pitcher Brent Leach for five runs in the first inning and went on to an 8-3 win Friday night.
Jake Lemmerman had 4 RBI in the win.
Magill improved to 9-5 on the season for the Lookouts. In 7 1/3 innings of work, he yielded three unearned runs, five hits, and a walk. The Southern League leader in strikeouts added to his total with a season-high 12 strikeouts.
The Lookouts came swinging right out of the gate against former Lookout pitcher Brent Leach. Chattanooga began the inning by loading the bases, and J.T. Wise drove in the first runs of the game by nailing a two-RBI single. After two outs, Anthony Jackson singled to, once again, load the bases. Jake Lemmerman then cleared the bases with a double off the left-field wall to give the Lookouts a 5-0 lead.
Both teams exchanged two-run rallies in the fourth inning. An RBI triple by Evan Gattis and RBI single from Philip Gosselin accounted from the M-Braves’ runs. With runners on second and third, Lookouts starting pitcher Matt Magill helped his own cause with an RBI single, and Nick Buss eventually followed with a perfectly executed suicide squeeze to drive home Lemmerman.
Lemmerman kept his big night going with a solo homer in the sixth to augment the Lookouts’ lead, 8-2.
Mississippi scored another run in the eighth inning on an Evan Gattis ground out but could not salvage anymore runs to put the score at its final resting place, 8-3.
Inning by inning Recap of the game.
The Chattanooga Lookouts and Mississippi Braves will continue their five-game series at 7:15 P.M., Saturday.
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