Lookouts Rally With Six Runs In Ninth To Nip Smokies Thursday, 11-10

Chattanooga Returns Home On Monday To Face Mississippi Braves

Friday, August 18, 2017
Edgar Corcino slammed a grand slam homer for Chattanooga.
Edgar Corcino slammed a grand slam homer for Chattanooga.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

KODAK, Tenn. -- Edgar Corcino hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, leading the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 12-11 win over the Tennessee Smokies on Thursday.

The magic number for clinching the second-half title is now 13 and the Lookouts have a six-game lead over second place Montgomery

The grand slam by Corcino capped a five-run inning and gave the Lookouts a 5-2 lead after Nick Gordon got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded earlier in the inning.

With a 6-4 lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Lookouts gave up seven runs in the bottom half of the inning. Randy Rosario pitched a scoreless seventh, and then recorded only one out in the eighth. He was charged with six runs on six hits and two walks.

Sam Clay came in and gave up a run of his own, and walked three in just 2/3 innings. Just like that, the game was seemingly out of reach.

Chattanooga turned things around in the top of the ninth inning, and thanks in part to six walks, took 12-11 lead, pushing their sixth and winning run across on a LaMonte Wade single that scored Alex Perez with just one out in the ninth.

Nick Anderson came on for the save, gave up a couple of singles, and struck three guys out to preserve the come- from-behind win for Clay (1-0) and the Lookouts.

Wade led the way hitting for the Lookouts going 3-for-6 with that game-winning RBI. Corcino hit his third homer of the season, a grand slam going  1-for-4 night with a walk, a run scored and 5 RBI. Nick Gordon was 1-for-4 with three RBI and a walk. 

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Game three of the series is Friday night in Kodak, Tn. Felix Jorge is the scheduled pitcher for the Lookouts.

Roster Update:

The Twins are recalling reliever Glen Perkins from Chattanooga. Perkins has been with the Lookouts on a rehab assignment. Perkins will be making his first appearance for the Twins since April 10th, 2016.

Pitcher Kohl Stewart and catcher Carlos Paulino have been transferred to Triple-A Rochester.
Catcher Brian Olson and pitcher Lewis Thorpe have been transferred from Hi-A Ft. Meyers to Chattanooga.
LaMonte Wade had the winning RBI hit for the Lookouts.
LaMonte Wade had the winning RBI hit for the Lookouts.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt


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