Lee shines, but Lookouts lose to MBraves
CHATTANOOGA (Lookouts) -- Zach Lee had his best start of the season in a Lookouts uniform, but his effort was all for naught as the Mississippi Braves scored their only runs immediately after his exit in a 2-1 win over Chattanooga in Monday evening action at AT&T Field.
Lee and his counterpart, Gary Moran (5-9), pitched brilliantly for their respective teams. Lee gave up just four hits and struck out three in six shutout innings, while Moran was charged with just one run on four hits while striking out ten.
Chattanooga finally broke through in the sixth on Jake Lemmerman's double to right field that was lost by Keenan Wiley. The play allowed a hustling J.T. Wise to score the game's first run, but Lemmerman was caught in a pickle to end the inning.
Lee exited the game after the sixth inning and was replaced by Eric Eadington (1-1), who was immediately greeted with a ground-rule double by Joe Leonard. After a Wiley strike out, Philip Gosselin ripped a triple to right field, scoring Leonard. Former Lookout Jaime Pedroza then hit a ball to shortstop Jake Lemmerman, who made an errant throw at home, allowing Gosselin to score for a 2-1 lead.
The Lookouts had a prime opportunity to score in the ninth inning with the tying run at third with one out, but C.J. Retherford popped up and pinch hitter Luis Nunez struck out swinging to end the game.
The two teams will wrap up their five-game series at 7:15 p.m. ET Tuesday night.
Information provided by Chattanooga Lookouts Media Relations and ChattanoogaLookouts.com.