Lookouts maintain stellar crowds during second half of Southern League season

Fans fill the stands on opening night at AT&T Field for a Southern League baseball game between the host Chattanooga Lookouts and the Montgomery Biscuits on April 4.

The Chattanooga Lookouts are making their 20th season at AT&T Field a memorable one.

Entering Saturday night's game against the visiting Jackson Generals, the Lookouts were averaging a robust 3,720 fans per game. Chattanooga hasn't finished a season with such an average since 2002, when it last led the 10-member Southern League with an average of 4,128.

"We've had a really good year," Lookouts president and general manager Rich Mozingo said. "During our 10-game homestand to open the second half, we had six crowds of over 4,000. We've had six or seven over 5,000 this year. We've had an unbelievable year this year.

"We've had three rainouts, but those were on dates that weren't killers for us."

An announced crowd of 2,372 attended Chattanooga's 11-4 loss to Jackson on Saturday. The Generals' Ramon Hernandez hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and Jazz Chisolm hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and a three-run homer in the ninth as the Lookouts dropped to 8-9.