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SUNS: Lookouts Take Series Finale from Suns, 4-2

The Chattanooga Lookouts broke a 1-1 tie with three seventh-inning runs, and won a 4-2 series finale over the Jacksonville Suns in front of a NAPA Family Fireworks Friday season-high 7,873 on Football Night presented by Budweiser and Darley’s Plumbing Bold City Rally Rag Giveaway at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

The Suns (29-31 second half, 59-71 overall) took the game’s first lead in the third inning against Lookouts right-hander Felix Jorge (2-4). Center fielder Kenny Wilson hit a leadoff single to center field and went to second base on a wild pitch. Second baseman Garrett Weber grounded a one-out RBI single into left field for a 1-0 lead.

Suns left-hander Matt Tracy kept the lead until two outs in the sixth inning. Lookouts right fielder Edgar Corcino, left fielder Travis Harrison and catcher Stuart Turner hit consecutive singles for the first Chattanooga run against Tracy in 12 1/3 innings. Tracy ended the inning with his season-high seventh strikeout, going six innings with one walk and five hits.

In a 1-1 tie, Suns right-hander Travis Ballew (1-1) began the seventh inning by hitting designated hitter Tanner Witt, who stole second base and went to third base on a wild pitch that put second baseman Levi Michael at first base after a strikeout.

Center fielder Zach Granite hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly, Ballew hit shortstop Engelb Vielma with a pitch, and third baseman Niko Goodrum hit an infield single to load the bases. Ballew then walked Corcino and hit Harrison to force in two more runs for a 4-1 Chattanooga lead. After Ballew’s three-run inning, right-hander Matt Ramsey pitched two scoreless innings.

Suns right fielder Alex Glenn hit a solo home run to right field off Jorge in the seventh inning to close the deficit to 4-2. Jorge allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks with three strikeouts in seven innings. Lookouts right-handers Luke Bard and Zack Jones each pitched scoreless innings, with the latter earning his second save.

The Suns open a series in Pensacola at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, when Suns left-hander Dillon Peters (3-0) is scheduled to face Lookouts right-hander Tyler Mahle (6-3).

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