Lookouts Starter Stephen Gonsalves Gets First Win of the Year as Chattanooga Beats Jackson

(lookouts.com) The Chattanooga Lookouts defeated the Jackson Generals by a score of 4-2 in game two of the home series for the Lookouts on Monday night at AT&T Field. Lookouts southpaw, Stephen Gonsalves, got the start for the Lookouts on the mound, and pitched well. Gonsalves (1-2, 2.45) collected his first win of the 2017 season after tossing 5.0 innings of shutout baseball. On the night, Gonsalves allowed just two hits, and three walks while striking out eight.

The Jackson Generals also sent a southpaw to the mound on Monday night, as Gabe Speier drew the start for Jackson. It was a rough and brief outing for Speier, as he lasted only two thirds of an innings before giving way to relief pitcher, Brooks Hall. Speier (2-3, 4.76) allowed one hit, three runs, and three walks in his outing on Monday night.

The Lookouts started off hot, as they scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Lookouts got the scoring started in the bottom of the first when an error by Generals third baseman, Dawel Lugo, allowed Edgar Corcino and LaMonte Wade to score. Lugo’s error also allowed Travis Harrison to advance to third base, and Ryan Strausborger to reach first base safely. Dan Gamache would follow with a sacrifice fly to center field, allowing Harrison to score from third base, giving the Lookouts an early 3-0 lead.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Lookouts would add another run to extend their lead 4-0, when Nick Gordon crushed a double to right field, to score a speedy Levi Michael from first base.

Gonsalves showed his elite stuff through five innings, as he held Jackson’s high potent offense scoreless. The Generals would not go down without a fight though, as they managed to make things very interesting in the top of the eighth inning. In the top of the eighth, Dawel Lugo ripped a triple to right field to get the Generals on the board. Both Rudy Flores and Kevin Cron scored on Lugo’s triple off of Lookouts reliever, Raul Fernandez, to cut the deficit in half, making the score 4-2.

The Lookouts slammed the door on any hopes of a game two victory for the Generals in the bottom of the ninth inning, when John “Baseball” Curtiss entered the game from the bullpen. Curtiss pitched 1.1 innings without allowing a hit, run, earned run, walk or a home run. Curtiss also struck out the side and picked up his eleventh save of the season in the process. Curtiss’ ERA still remains an unblemished 0.00 for the season.

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