Four Lookout Pitchers Combine To Shut Out Jacksonville Saturday, 7-0

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Dereck Rodriquez (3-0), son of Ivan "Pudge" Rodriquez, started Saturday's game.
Dereck Rodriquez (3-0), son of Ivan "Pudge" Rodriquez, started Saturday's game.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Raul Fernandez and three other pitchers combined for a shutout as the Chattanooga Lookouts defeated the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 7-0 on Saturday.

Fernandez (3-1) picked up the win after he struck out five while allowing one hit over three scoreless innings.

Mike Kickham (5-7) went four innings, allowing three runs and six hits in the Southern League game.

He also struck out four and walked two.

Up 1-0 in the third, Chattanooga added to its lead when Jonathan Rodriguez hit a solo home run.

The Lookouts later added a run in the fourth and four in the seventh to put the game away.

Rodriguez homered, doubled and singled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two in the win.

The Jumbo Shrimp were held scoreless for the ninth time this season, while the Lookouts' staff recorded their 11th shutout of the year.

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The Jumbo Shrimp and Lookouts meet Sunday afternoon at 5:15 p.m. and again Monday morning at 11:15 a.m.

Manager Jake Mauer congratulates Jon Rodriquez on his third inning homer.
Manager Jake Mauer congratulates Jon Rodriquez on his third inning homer.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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