PEARL, MS-Kyle Russell launched a three-run home run in the 11th to lead the Chattanooga Looksouts to a 4-1 victory over the Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park Wednesday night.
The Lookouts scored four runs on 10 hits while the Braves plated one run on seven hits.
With one out in the top of the 11th, Blake Smith walked and J.T. Wise singled to reach base. Russell then launched his eighth home run of the season, a three-run shot to dead center, giving the Lookouts a 4-1 lead.
The game's only other runs came in the fifth inning. Luis Nunez, Jake Lemmerman, and Matt Wallach singled to load the bases. Rafael Ynoa then reached on a error by the first baseman, Joey Terdoslavich, allowing Nunez to score and give the Lookouts a 1-0 lead.
The M-Braves responded in the bottom of the inning. Alden Carrithers reached on an error by the second baseman, Rafael Ynoa. Greg Paiml singled and Gary Moran laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners over. Keenan Wiley then delivered an RBI-single to left field to tie the game at 1-1.
Javier Solano (1-0) tossed one clean inning to snag his first win. He walked one batter. Steve Ames (S, 6) came on to work the final frame, giving up one hit while fanning one batter en route to his sixth save of the season.
Brett Cammons (1-2) pitched the decisive 11th inning. He gave up three earned runs on three hits, one long ball, and two walks. He struck out one batter.
Brandon, Miss., native Brent Leach made his first appearance with the M-Braves at Trustmark Park. He struck out two in his only inning of work.
Neither starting pitcher factored in the decision. In his Double-A debut, Zach Lee struck out seven in six innings of work. He limited the M-Braves to one unearned run on just four hits and three walks. Gary Moran went six frames for the Braves. He held the Lookouts to one unearned run on six hits while striking out four.
In game three of this five-game series at Trustmark Park, right-hander Zeke Spruill (5-7, 3.90) counters righty Ethan Martin (6-3, 3.25). First pitch is set for 7:00 PM. Gates open at 6:00 PM.
Chattanooga Lookouts (4-3, 36-39): 4 R 10 H 2 E
Mississippi Braves (2-5, 32-45): 1 R 7 H 1 E
W: Javier Solano (1-0)
L: Brett Cammons (1-2)
S: Steven Ames (6)