Chattanooga relief pitcher Mike Thomas walked Marquez Smith with the bases loaded in the 11th inning as Pensacola prevailed 3-2 to halt a three-game winning streak by the Lookouts.
Thomas walked three batters in the 11th after allowing an infield hit by Seth Mejias-Brean. The Lookouts (4-4) had a chance to pull even later in the 11th when Casio Grider reached second on a one-out fielding error, but the next two batters grounded out.
Thursday night's game at AT&T Field had an announced crowd of 2,360.
Darnell Sweeney's double to right field in the fifth inning scored Grider to tie the game at 1 for Chattanooga, and Angel Sanchez's single to left in the sixth scored O'Koyea Dickson for another tie at 2.
Andres Santiago (1-4, 5.60 ERA) is scheduled to start tonight's 7:15 game for the Lookouts, with Robert Stephenson (3-5, 3.97) scheduled for Pensacola.
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 ...