It didn't erase a disastrous two months, but the Chattanooga Lookouts put together two nice games on the same night.
Chattanooga starting pitcher Chris Reed collected his first win at AT&T Field with Monday's 2-0 triumph over Jacksonville in the first game, and the Lookouts came alive at the plate in the second contest, thrashing the Suns 7-0. The sweep gives the Lookouts three wins in their last four games after they fell out of the Southern League landscape with a 6-29 skid.
Reed, who was called up to Chattanooga in June 2012, collected eight strikeouts in his seven scoreless innings to improve to 4-10 overall this season. A J.T. Wise home run to right field in the first inning gave Chattanooga a 1-0 lead, and Rafael Ynoa's two-out double to left in the fifth inning scored Reed to cap the scoring.
The Lookouts (19-38) started even stronger in the second game, getting a three-run homer to center by Joc Pederson in the first inning. Chattanooga scored four runs in the third inning, highlighted by a Sean Burroughs triple to center that scored Angelo Songco and Jon Garcia, which was followed by Matt Wallach's single to right that scored Burroughs.
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 ...