Stripling Leads Lookouts to Win

Chattanooga ends the series against the BayBears with a 3-2 winning record finishing the last game with a score of 4-1.

"This is the first time we've had back to back solid complete games," Manager Jody Reed said. "Good pitching, swung the bats tonight, defense played well, came up with some big plays. Things are starting to go right now."

The Lookouts started the game against Mobile with new pitching prospect Ross Stripling on the mound. Stripling dominated his first time out on the mound; pitching for six innings, striking out eight batters only walking one, and only giving up one run.

"Right out of the gate I was totally impressed," Reed said. "The angle of his pitches, the command he had, his composure. I like it."

Offensively the Lookouts jumped ahead early when Brian Cavazos-Galvez hit a homer in the second inning over the left field wall.

In the next inning Chattanooga was able to extend their lead by two more runs when Yasiel Puig doubled and brought in Joc Pederson from second. After advancing to third after a fly out Puig was able to score when the BayBears pitcher threw a wild pitch.

Chattanooga finished out strong when Gorman Erickson blasted one over the right field wall giving the Lookouts their final 4-1 total.

"That's what we need to do," Reed said. "We need to jump out on them early, take advantage of our pitching, turn it over to our bullpen. That's how you win baseball games."

"I think things are starting to gel," Reed said. "I think we are starting to come together. Offense is waking up. We're getting good innings out of the bullpen, and our starters are staying strong. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens here this week to 10 days."

With this series in the books Chattanooga hits the road and travel to Pensacola to take on the Blue Wahoos.

This is the first time this year that Chattanooga will face the Blue Wahoos.

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