Chattanooga, Tenn. - The Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks, got their second consecutive quality start from right-hander Matt Peacock (5-3, 2.52 ERA) and beat the Chattanooga Lookouts on Sunday by a 3-2 count.
The Generals (48-40) won their third game in a row for the first time in the Second Half, securing at least a series split in their six-game set with the Lookouts (44-43).
After holding Montgomery to one run in seven innings last week, Peacock did the same thing to the home-standing Lookouts in Sunday's matinee. The right-hander got eight groundball outs on 85 pitches, striking out a season-high eight batters with one walk and three hits allowed. Justin Donatella replaced Peacock with a clean inning of relief duties, and Kevin Ginkel (S, 5), in his first game back from the injured list, allowed a solo homer while still preserving the victory in the ninth inning.
Offensively, the Generals scored in the first inning for the sixth game in a row, with Drew Ellis plating two runs on a double and Ramon Hernandez driving home Ellis for a 3-0 lead. After the top of the first, the Generals did not score again, finishing the day with just one extra-base hit. Jackson is now 4-19 in games where they don't record multiple hits for extra bases. Defensively, the West Tennessee squad played their third straight error-free game, and they overtook Chattanooga in the North Division standings for the Second Half, moving to 9-9 while dropping the Lookouts to 8-10.
NEXT GENERALS GAME:
6:15 pm CT Monday (7/8) at Chattanooga Lookouts
AT&T Field - Chattanooga, Tenn.
RHP Joel Payamps, 2-4, 3.48 ERA vs. RHP Ryan Lillie (1-1, 9.00 ERA)
BROADCAST: Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Network
UP AND COMING AT THE BALLPARK:
July 11-17: Generals vs. Birmingham Barons (AA, Chicago White Sox)
…featuring Sarge's Carnival (July 12-13) and "A Christmas Story'…in July" (July 13)!
The Jackson Generals, a West Tennessee franchise since 1998, are the Double-A minor league affiliate of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. The Generals play at The Ballpark at Jackson, Tennessee's 2017 & 2018 Pro Sports Field of the Year. Purchase your tickets to see the 2018 Southern League champions today by calling 731.988.5299 or visiting JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!
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