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Lookouts take 2nd straight over Carolina

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Sunday afternoon's game at AT&T Field featured big bats and rain for the Lookouts and Mudcats. Despite a one-hour rain delay in the middle of the game, both teams showed consistent offensive production throughout the contest. In a game in which both teams combined for 22 hits, the Lookouts were the ultimate victors in a 10-7 win over Carolina.

Carolina came swinging right out of the gates, plating two runs in the first inning on a two-RBI single from Brandon Yarbrough.

The Lookouts wasted little time trumping Carolina's efforts. In the bottom of the second inning, Eddy Perez led off with a double and advanced on a one-out Jessie Mier single. Elian Herrera followed with a double to score both runners, tying up the score. Lookouts starting pitcher Jesus Castillo then singled to put runners on the corners. Dee Gordon followed with a hit by pitch to load the bases. Mudcats starting pitcher Alexander Smit continued with his struggles and walked Trayvon Robinson, which allowed Herrera to cross the plate. Jaime Pedroza then hit a sacrifice fly to center field to plate a sliding Castillo. Corey Smith would strike out to end the inning, but the Lookouts now held a 4-2 lead.

The Mudcats scored another run in the third on a Mike Costanzo RBI single, but the Lookouts countered with three more runs in the fourth frame on a three-RBI double from Smith.

Both teams scored again in the sixth inning. A Brandon Yarbrough solo shot accounted for Carolina's lone run, while Robinson hit an RBI double and eventually made his way home on a wild pitch to put the score at 9-4.

The pesky Mudcats inched closer in the seventh inning, courtesy of a three-run homer from Costanzo.

As one would expect given the prior events in the game, the Lookouts' offense would yet again form some sort of a counter. In the bottom of the seventh, Elian Herrera hit a one-out double to set the stage. After a Tommy Giles pop out, Gordon singled to augment the Lookouts' lead, 10-7.

Lookouts relief pitcher Jon Huber entered the game in the ninth with the bases loaded and two outs and proceeded to record a strikeout and his fifth save of the season.

Castillo (3-6) picked up the win for the Lookouts. In six innings, he surrendered four runs (two earned) on eight hits and one walk, while striking out two.

Smit dropped to 1-5 on the season for the Mudcats. He gave up seven hits, three walks, and seven runs in 3.2 innings of work.

The Chattanooga Lookouts and Carolina Mudcats will continue their five-game series at 7:15 P.M., on Monday.

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