JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Chattanooga Lookouts broke a 3-3 tie with a five-run seventh inning on the way to a 9-3 win over the Jacksonville Suns in front of 3,154 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Wednesday night.
The Lookouts (31-27 second half, 67-61 overall) broke a scoreless tie in the third inning against Suns left-hander Matt Tomshaw. Second baseman Levi Michael hit a leadoff home run to left field. Center fielder Zack Granite reached on an error by second baseman James Roberts, stole second base, went to third base on a groundout and scored on third baseman Niko Goodrum's sacrifice fly.
Jacksonville (29-29, 59-69) tied the game in the bottom of the inning against Lookouts right-hander Kohl Stewart (8-6). Center fielder Kenny Wilson walked, and right fielder Ronnie Mitchell singled to right field, before two groundouts and an RBI single by first baseman Chris Curley tied the game, 2-2. The Suns broke the tie in the fifth inning, as third baseman Brian Anderson drew a two-out walk, Curley singled, and shortstop Peter Mooney hit an RBI single to make it 3-2. Stewart completed six innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and five walks with two strikeouts.
Lookouts catcher Stuart Turner tied the game on a sixth-inning, two-out home run against Tomshaw, who allowed three runs - two earned - on seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts in six innings. In the pivotal seventh inning, Michael reached against Suns right-hander Ryan Chaffee (2-2) on Anderson's throwing error. Granite had a bunt single, shortstop Engelb Vielma bunted into a forceout, and after Chaffee's wild pitch, an intentional walk to third baseman Niko Goodrum loaded the bases. Left fielder Travis Harrison hit a ground ball in front of home plate that allowed Granite to score the go-ahead run. Right fielder Edgar Corcino then lined a three-run triple to right field and scored to make it 8-3 on Roberts' throw over third base. It became 9-3 when Turner completed a game-best four-hit night with a ninth-inning RBI double.
UP NEXT: The Suns continue their series with Chattanooga at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, when Suns right-hander Patrick Johnson (6-7) is scheduled to face Lookouts right-hander Ryan Eades (6-5). Mavericks Live Thirsty Thursday fueled by Budweiser means fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the new Budweiser Tiki Terrace, under the left-field video board, at the right-field bleachers, and behind section 115. Fifth Third Bank Stand Up To Cancer Night will give fans an opportunity to write names of people for whom they are standing up to cancer on placards that will be shown for an extended video board camera shot during the game. The game is also presented by 95.1 WAPE and X102.9.
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