KODAK, Tenn. — Rubi Silva's two-run double to center field in the seventh inning catapulted the Tennessee Smokies to a series-opening 4-1 win Tuesday night against Chattanooga, which dropped the Lookouts to 16-34 in the Southern League's second half.
Christian Villanueva doubled to left and scored on Rafael Lopez's two-out single to right to put the Smokies up 1-0 in the second inning, and Arismendy Alcantara's single to center in the seventh scored Nate Samson to make it 2-0.
Game two of the five-game series is tonight at 7:15. Chris Reed (3-9, 3.67 ERA) is scheduled to start on the mound for the Lookouts, with Dae-En Rhee (3-1, 3.79) scheduled for the Smokies.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...