So far, this May has been quite merry for the Chattanooga Lookouts, who have celebrated two series victories and eight wins in 10 games and as many days into the second month of the Southern League season.
The Lookouts closed their series against the Tennessee Smokies with a 4-1 win in 10 innings Friday night at AT&T Field, with Jose Siri ending the game by hitting a one-out home run with Chris Okey and Alfredo Rodriguez on base.
Okey started the bottom of the 10th on second base per tiebreaker rules, and Scott Effross intentionally walked Rodriguez after striking out Taylor Trammell. Siri's homer, his third this season, came on an 0-1 count and pushed Chattanooga's record to 19-14.
Siri's winning shot came after he struck out three times and walked.
The Smokies (16-18) took the game's first lead in the seventh inning, when Jhonny Pereda hit a two-out double to right field to score Charcer Burks, who had reached on a one-out single. The Lookouts tied it in the bottom half when Michael Beltre reached on an infield error, scoring Brantley Bell, who had hit a two-out single and was pushed to third by Gavin LaValley's line-drive hit to center field.
Bell was on third base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Effross escaped when Okey grounded out sharply to shortstop.
Chattanooga's Juan Martinez pitched the ninth and improved to 2-0.
The Lookouts open a five-game series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Field.