Mississippi Braves beat Chattanooga Lookouts, 8-2

Mississippi Braves beat Chattanooga Lookouts, 8-2

July 11th, 2013 by Staff Report in Sports - Professional

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

Omar Luna, Christian Bethancourt, Jose Martinez and Robby Hefflinger each had two hits at the top of Mississippi's lineup as the Braves captured the series opener with an 8-2 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts on Wednesday.

The Lookouts pulled within 2-1 in the fourth inning when Jon Garcia singled to left to score J.T. Wise, but the Braves blew it open with a three-run fifth as Bethancourt had a two-run double to right and Hefflinger a home run to right.

Chattanooga dropped to 10-10 in the Southern League's second half and to 45-45 overall.

Game two of a five-game series in Mississippi is tonight at 8 EDT.

Steve Smith (1-2, 4.94) is scheduled to start for the Lookouts, with Michael Lee (4-6, 4.33) scheduled for the Braves.