The Chattanooga Lookouts fell to the Tennessee Smokies, 11-10, in 12 innings to end their six game winning streak.
Chattanooga seemed well on their way to their seventh straight win as they put up three runs in the second and three in the third for an early six run lead. Tennessee was not going to go quielty however as they scored their first run in the fourth. Chattanooga added another in the bottom of the fifth, but the Smokies put together seven hits in the sixth to score five runs.
In the bottom of the sixth the home team was up 7-6 and increased their lead to two on a Brent Rooker solo shot. The team seemed in control, but Tennessee struck again. In the seventh Yasiel Balaguert doubled home two runs to tie the game at eight.
After six straight innings with runs, the game quieted down and headed into extra innings tied at eight. In the top of the 10th Tennesee took their first lead of the game with two runs. Chatanooga tied it back up in the bottom of that frame to send the game into the 11th inning. In the 12th the away team scored again and Lookouts infielder Alex Perez got thrown out at home to end the game in the bottom of the inning. The infielder went 3-for-4 on the day to extend his hitting streak to seven games.
Tomorrow, the Lookouts aim to start another win streak as they play game three of their series against the Smokies on a Kids Eat Free Monday presented by Northshore Pediatric Dentistry at 7:15 p.m. Omar Bencomo looks to carry over his hot start to the year against RHP Thomas Hatch. Bencomo is 2-0 this season and sports an ERA of 2.28.
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