The Lookouts have outscored the Suns 19-8 in the first three games of the series.
The Suns found the scoreboard first in the third inning with a two-out rally against Lookouts starter Allen Webster. Chris Gutierrez doubled to right-center field, and Zack Cox reached base on an error by third baseman Luis Nunez with Gutierrez moving to third. Ben Lasater delivered with a RBI single to left field, with Gutierrez hustling home to put the Suns in front 1-0. Gutierrez leads the Suns with 22 doubles this season.
After getting runners to second and third in each of the first two innings and leaving them on base, the Lookouts broke through in the home half of the third against starter Bryan Evans. The first four batters of the inning each collected a hit, with Nick Buss and J.T. Wise starting the rally with singles. They weren't on base long, with Blake Smith swinging at the first pitch he saw from Evans and sending a triple into the gap in left-center, with Buss scoring from second and Wise scoring all the way from first to give the Lookouts a 2-1 lead. Luis Nunez then singled to drive in Smith from third base to make the score 3-1. Nunez would be the last batter that Evans would face in the game after throwing 63 pitches in just two innings, and only 29 of his pitches were strikes.
The Lookouts doubled their lead in the sixth against Suns reliever James Leverton. Bobby Coyle singled, went to second on a sacrifice bunt, and advanced to third on a ground out. With two outs, Rafael Ynoa drove in Coyle with a single to left field to make pad the lead to 4-1. After a walk to Nick Buss put runners on first and second, J.T. Wise hit a base-clearing double to the gap in left-center to increase the Lookouts lead to 6-1. Ynoa has five hits, two RBI's, and three runs scored in the series. Wise has six hits in the series, and has driven in seven runs in the last two games.
Jacksonville had three hits in the first three innings, and then just three hits the rest of the game. The Suns have been outscored 35-21 during their five-game losing streak. Chattanooga has won three in a row and five of the last six to climb to the top of the North Division.
Game four of the series is Friday night with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 PM from AT&T Field in Chattanooga. LHP Brian Flynn (2-0, 3.42) will take the mound for the Suns. RHP Zach Lee (1-3, 6.05) will start for the Lookouts.