CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, won their first rubber game in eight tries on Sunday, downing the Chattanooga Lookouts 6-1 at AT&T Field.
The Generals' triumph gave Jackson (63-55) their third series victory of the Second Half, topping Chattanooga (56-61) for only the third time on the road.
The Generals outflanked right-hander Jorge Alcala (0-2, 6.75 ERA) in the first inning, using a three-run homer by Rudy Flores and an RBI single by Marty Herum to race out to a 4-0 lead. After a rough opening, Alcala and relievers Anthony Marzi and Sam Clay retired 17 Generals in a row before a seventh-inning error by shortstop Jordan Gore allowed Galli Cribbs to reach base. Two batters later, Jason Morozowski hit his second opposite-field home run in as many games, growing Jackson's lead from 4-1 to 6-1 in one swing. Morozowski finished 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI, giving him nine total bases over the weekend. The Generals rallied from a series deficit for the first time in 2018 to secure the comeback win in the set with Chattanooga.
Right-hander Jon Duplantier (4-1, 2.14 ERA) picked up the win with 5 2/3 innings of work and one run allowed. Duplantier's defense ended the first three frames on double plays, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks' top prospect out of some tight spots. Kirby Bellow, Bud Jeter, and Miguel Aguilar close the series with 3 1/3 scoreless innings without allowing a hit to Chattanooga.
NEXT GENERALS GAME:
6:05 pm CT Tuesday (8/14) vs. Montgomery Biscuits
The Ballpark at Jackson - Jackson, Tenn.
RHP Emilio Vargas (0-1, 6.10 ERA) vs. LHP Brock Burke (3-1, 2.12 ERA)
Broadcast Link: Jackson Generals Baseball Network
UP AND COMING AT THE BALLPARK:
August 14-18 vs. Montgomery Biscuits (AA, Tampa Bay Rays)
…featuring Shark Week Night (August 18)!
August 30-September 3 vs. Chattanooga Lookouts (AA, Minnesota Twins)
…featuring SEC Night (September 1)!
In 2018, manager Shelley Duncan and the Generals won the First Half North Division title, assuring them of a bid to the Southern League playoffs in September. Games 1 and 2 of the North Division Series will be held at The Ballpark at Jackson on September 5 and 6. For tickets and more information about the Generals, dial 731.988.5299
or log on to our ticket page at JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!
The Jackson Generals, a West Tennessee franchise since 1998, are the Double-A minor league affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2017, The Ballpark at Jackson was named the Professional Sports Field of the Year by the Tennessee Turfgrass Association.
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