Lookouts win 6-5 in ninth

Lookouts win 6-5 in ninth

August 20th, 2011 by Staff Report in Sports

Travis Denker's one-out single to center field in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night scored Alfredo Silverio from third base to propel the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 6-5 win over Carolina at AT&T Field.

Silverio, who went 5-for-7 and hit for the cycle during Thursday night's 12-inning loss, followed that up with a 3-for-4 game that improved his season average to .302. He doubled to right to lead off the ninth and advanced to third on a Jake Lemmerman sacrifice before the Mudcats intentionally walked Alex Castellanos and Scott Van Slyke.

Chattanooga improved to 32-21 with 17 games remaining in the Southern League's second half. Friday's game took three hours and four minutes to complete, which marks the fifth consecutive Lookouts game to surpass three hours.

Castellanos tripled to center in the first inning to score Silverio and Lemmerman to tie the game at 2-2, and a Van Slyke leadoff homer to left in the fourth gave the Lookouts their first lead at 3-2. Denker reached on an error and scored on Elian Herrera's sacrifice to left later that inning to make it 4-2.

Van Slyke also went 5-for-7 in Thursday's marathon and followed it up with a 1-for-3 performance, leaving his average at .343.

Allen Webster (4-3, 4.75 ERA) is scheduled to start tonight's 7:15 series finale for Chattanooga, with Curtis Partch (2-0, 5.51) scheduled for the Mudcats.