Chattanooga relief pitcher Juan Ramon Noriega drew a bases-loaded walk from Mobile reliever Kaleb Fleck as the Lookouts pulled out a 7-6 decision Monday night at AT&T Field.
Daniel Mayora doubled to left field with two out in the 10th, and then Fleck intentionally walked Scott Schebler and Brian Cavazos-Galvez to get to the pitcher. Fleck threw three consecutive balls to Noriega before throwing a strike and then another ball that ended the 3-hour, 39-minute marathon.
Fleck's three walks were the only walks allowed by BayBears pitchers.
The Lookouts have won three of their last four games to improve to 23-35 with 12 games remaining in the Southern League's first half. Chattanooga and Mobile will play tonight at 7:15 and then Wednesday morning at 11:15.
Lookouts starting pitcher Chris Reed struggled, allowing nine hits and four runs in five innings. Chattanooga trailed 5-0 entering its half of the fifth but then collected seven hits that resulted in six runs and a one-run lead.
Schebler, Ryan Adams and Noel Cuevas each doubled for the Lookouts in the fifth, while Cavazos-Galvez, J.C. Boscan, Darnell Sweeney and O'Koyea Dickson each singled.
Earlier in the day, the Southern League announced that Lookouts manager Razor Shines would guide the North Division team during the league's all-star game June 17 at AT&T Field. Joining Shines will be Lookouts pitching coach Scott Radinsky, hitting coach Shawn Wooten and athletic trainer Aaron Schumacher.
Shines has 662 victories in his 10-season managerial career and worked in the Southern League during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, when he guided the Birmingham Barons to the playoffs.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...