Lookouts rally late for win

Lookouts rally late for win

August 22nd, 2011 by Staff Report in Sports

Pitching anyone? Anyone at all.

Hector Gimenez's two-out single to center in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night scored Alex Castellanos to give the Chattanooga Lookouts a 15-14 win over Carolina at AT&T Field. The Lookouts trailed 14-13 entering the ninth but tied the game when Castellanos doubled to left to score Alfredo Silverio.

Saturday's game contained 37 hits, 11 pitchers and lasted four hours and six minutes.

Chattanooga led 10-6 entering the sixth inning, when Javier Solano and Cole St. Clair combined to allow eight runs on seven singles, two walks and a Didi Gregorius triple that scored Miguel Rojas and Quintin Berry. After Carolina took its 14-10 lead, Gimenez homered to right in the bottom of the sixth to help the Lookouts pull within 14-12.

The Lookouts (33-21) got within 14-13 in the seventh when a Castellanos double to left scored Jake Lemmerman.

Allen Webster experienced his third consecutive poor start for Chattanooga, failing to survive a six-run third inning as the Mudcats took a 6-1 lead. The Lookouts erased the deficit with five runs in the bottom of the third, as Lemmerman, Castellanos and Gimenez each doubled, while Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Corey Smith each had singles.

In the fifth, Matt Wallach's two-out single to center scored Travis Denker to put the Lookouts up 7-6, but they weren't through in the inning. Kyle Russell's double to left scored Smith, and then Silverio's single to left scored Wallach and Russell to make it 10-6.