Lookouts Take Game One Over Generals Wednesday, 5-3

Jackson And Chattanooga Meet Again Thursday Night At 7:15 P.M.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - by Tim Evearitt
Lewis Thorpe kept the Generals off the scoreboard most of the night with his eighth win of the season
Lewis Thorpe kept the Generals off the scoreboard most of the night with his eighth win of the season
- photo by Tim Evearitt

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.

Box

 

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.

Jimmy Kerrigan went 3-for-3 including a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
Jimmy Kerrigan went 3-for-3 including a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt


PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL     FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 Baylor at Knoxville Catholic Boyd-Buchanan at South Pittsburg Walker Valley at Bradley Brainerd at Rhea Co. Central at Red Bank Chattanooga Christian at Howard Bearden at Cleveland Hayesville N.C. at Copper Basin East Hamilton at Soddy Daisy Polk Co. at East Ridge Sale ... (click for more)

Outdoor Chattanooga’s Interscholastic Climbing League Seeks Student Climbers And Coaches

The 2018-2019 school year is back in session and Outdoor Chattanooga will once again partner with High Point Climbing Downtown, Riverside and Tennessee Bouldering Authority to offer middle and high school students the opportunity to participate in the Chattanooga area Interscholastic Climbing League. The ICL provides a competitive climbing program for middle and high school ... (click for more)

Female Inmate Dies At Bradley County Jail Monday

A female inmate was found unresponsive at the Bradley County Jail on Monday afternoon. Correctional officers and on-site medical personnel performed life saving measures, but she was later declared dead after Bradley County EMS arrived.  The inmate was 54-year-old Fawn Zanette Brandham. Correctional officers contacted the 12th Judicial District Attorney's office, ... (click for more)

Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Family With Down Syndrome Child Who Sued County Schools

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a couple with a Down syndrome child who sued the county schools. The parents of Luka Hyde objected when the county schools tried to move him from his zoned school to a segregated school. The ruling says under federal law that students with disabilities are supposed to be placed in the least restrictive ... (click for more)

Use Purse Building For Chattanooga Museum Of History And Industry

I was caught off-guard and pleasantly stoked by Eric Atkins' editorial on Chattanoogan.com last week suggesting that one of the soon-to-be surplused city buildings could be turned into a history museum.   I didn't think anyone other than myself that I didn't know cared, or at least would turn their thoughts into the topic of an editorial.  I believe that most of the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Person Every Hour

After the first weekend in August, the United States was shaken to its core as every major media outlet reported that 67 people had been shot in Chicago, 12 of them dead in the senseless carnage. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel pleaded for calm and announced an additional 600 police officers would join other law enforcement in the five most troubled districts. This past weekend, which ... (click for more)