BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Birmingham Barons beat the Chattanooga Lookouts for the third game in a row Thursday night, 9-4.
Christian Marrero hit a two-run double to center field in the first inning and a two-run double to right in the fifth as Birmingham won its third straight game in the series. Jeremy Farrell chipped in with a two-run single to right in the third inning that blew the game open at 5-0.
The Lookouts dropped to 20-34 with 16 games remaining in the Southern League's first half.
The finale of the five-game series is tonight at 8:05 EDT. Garrett Gould (1-5, 7.68 ERA) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Lookouts, while Mike Recchia (2-0, 1.50) is scheduled for the Barons.
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 ...