CHATTANOOGA, Ten. - Randy LeBlanc (5-4) threw eight innings of one-run ball, and an Edgar Corcino three-run homer was the difference-maker as the Biscuits (76-63) lost to the Chattanooga Lookouts (90-49) again on Sunday night at AT&T Field by a score of 5-1.
Logan Darnell (5-3) made his 12th start of the season for the Butter and Blue and was solid, going six innings and allowing just four runs (three earned) on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts in the defeat.
The Biscuits provided the 28-year-old southpaw with an early advantage, however, as Michael Russell's RBI-fielder's choice off LeBlanc put the Biscuits up 1-0 in the third. The Biscuits would hold that slim lead until the fifth when Alex Perez led off with a single. After Nick Gordon reached on an error by first baseman Dalton Kelly, Corcino climbed in and launched a three-run bomb over the left-center field wall that put the Lookouts up for good at 3-1.
An inning later, Perez hit an RBI-single to make it a 4-1 game, and in the seventh, an RBI-groundout by Max Murphy tacked on the final run for Chattanooga. LeBlanc would allow just six hits en route to his fifth win of the season, while walking none and striking out seven, as Todd Van Steensel worked a scoreless ninth to close out the game.
The Biscuits have now lost 14 of their last 15 games to the Lookouts, including their last six. Montgomery is now 5-19 against Chattanooga this season, despite winning three out of the first four games between the two squads in 2017.
Benton Moss (4-4) will take the mound in Labor Day's regular season finale against Ryan Eades (3-3) in game number 140 that will start at 1:15 PM CT.
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