Chattanooga Lookouts rally past Mississippi Braves, 3-2

Chattanooga Lookouts rally past Mississippi Braves, 3-2

August 22nd, 2017 by Staff Report in Sports - Professional

The Chattanooga Lookouts scored a pair of seventh-inning runs to regain the lead Monday night and then held on for a 3-2 victory over the visiting Mississippi Braves.

The win boosted the Lookouts' Southern League-best second-half record to 39-16, seven games better than the second-place Montgomery Biscuits in the North Division.

The rally and a two-strikeout ninth by closer Nick Anderson made a winner of reliever Ryan Eades (3-2). It was Anderson's eighth save of the year.

Edgar Corcino's sharp single caromed off Braves third baseman Austin Riley to open the bottom of the seventh, and LaMonte Wade followed with a single to center. Jonathan Rodriguez hit into a forceout, allowing Corcino to score the tying run. T.J. White tripled to center to score Rodriguez.

Eades walked three but allowed just one hit while striking out two in two innings of work. Anderson allowed one hit as the Lookouts limited the Braves to a four-hit game.

Starting pitcher Zack Littell allowed one run and worked around four walks. He gave up just two hits while striking out six, giving the Chattanooga pitchers 10 for the night.

Corcino, hitting in the two-hole, had two of the Lookouts' six hits. Wade, White, Rodriguez and Brian Navarreto had the others.

Kolby Allard took the loss, allowing six hits and all three runs in 6 2/3 innings. Keith Curcio had two of Mississippi's four hits.

The Lookouts remain at home tonight for a 7:15 game against Mississippi.