Smokies Snap Losing Streak Saturday With 6-4 Win Over Lookouts

Chattanooga Returns Home On Monday To Face Mississippi Braves

Saturday, August 19, 2017
T.J. White's solo home run was his 12th of the season
T.J. White's solo home run was his 12th of the season
- photo by Tim Evearitt

KODAK, Tenn.  -- Charcer Burks, Andrew Ely and Daniel Spingola each had three hits, as the Tennessee Smokies beat the Chattanooga Lookouts 6-4 on Saturday.

Chattanooga's loss and Montgomery's win Saturday gives the Lookouts a six game lead, and the magic number to clinch the second-half title remains at 11 games.

Lookouts starter Fernando Romero (11-8) took the loss after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

 Romero had a rough night, failing to even last his customary 5.0 innings for the first time in eight starts. The 22-year-old gave up six runs for the second-straight start, surrendering eight hits while walking four batters. His ERA as gone from 2.60 to 3.30 over his last two appearances.

Tennessee right-hander Zach Hedges (9-9) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on four hits over seven innings.

The Smokies doubled up the Lookouts on hits with 12 to the Lookouts 6 hits. Burks singled three times. Ely homered and singled twice, scoring a pair of runs while also driving home a couple.

Tennessee started the scoring in the second inning when Ely hit a solo home run.

After Tennessee added two runs, the Lookouts cut into the deficit in the fifth inning when T.J. White hit a solo home run.

The Smokies later tacked on three runs in the fifth when Jason Vosler scored on a ground out and Yasiel Balaguert scored on a wild pitch and Ian Rice scored on a single to secure the victory.

Chattanooga saw its comeback attempt come up short after Andy Wilkins scored on a balk in the ninth inning to cut the Tennessee lead to 6-4.

Chattanooga had a runner on second in the top of the ninth, but Levi Michael flew out to end the game.

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21-year old Lewis Thorpe, an Australian and recent call-up from Ft. Meyers, makes his Double-A pitching debut against the Smokies at 5:30 Sunday.

Roster Update:

Outfielder Travis Harrison has been released from the roster.  Yohan Pino (#47) has been added.



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