Lookouts work extra to salvage split

Lookouts work extra to salvage split

May 13th, 2019 by Staff Report in Sports - Professional

The Chattanooga Lookouts almost played 14 innings Monday evening without scoring a run.

Ibandel Isabel made sure that didn't happen.

After losing to Pensacola 1-0 in the first seven-inning game of a doubleheader at AT&T Field, the Lookouts trailed 4-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap when Isabel launched a grand slam to right-center field to produce a 4-4 deadlock and, ultimately, extra innings. The homer was the eighth of the season for Isabel, who came up in the eighth with the bases loaded but struck out swinging to end the inning.

Isabel began the ninth inning on second base and was replaced by pinch-runner Michael Beltre, who scored the winning run of the 5-4 triumph when Jose Siri singled to center. The Lookouts are 21-15 as a result of Monday's split.

Jorge Alcala and Ryan Mason combined on a three-hitter for the Blue Wahoos in their opening victory. Penasacola outfielder Tanner English, who played for the Lookouts during the 2017-18 seasons, accounted for the only run when his sacrifice fly to left scored Taylor Grzelowski.

The Blue Wahoos took a 2-0 lead in the second game on RBI singles by Joe Cronin and Jaylin Davis in the fifth inning. Luis Arraez had a two-run single in the seventh to seemingly provide Pensacola the needed cushion at 4-0, but Isabel's swing of the bat changed that.

Chattanooga and Pensacola will vie again Tuesday night at 7:15.