Beau Mills had quite the debut for the Blue Wahoos on Saturday night, collecting three hits, including a homer, and two RBI to lead Pensacola to a 6-4 win over the Lookouts at AT&T Field.
The Lookouts came swinging right out of the gate. Rafael Ynoa led off the bottom of the first with a single and promptly swiped second to put himself into scoring position. After a Nick Buss ground out to first, which pushed Ynoa to third, J.T. Wise ripped a double to deep center to easily score Ynoa.
Brahiam Maldonado then hit a deep ball just fair and over the left field wall to give the Lookouts an early 3-0 lead.
Both teams exchanged runs in the fourth frame. Mills collected an RBI single in the top portion of the inning for the Blue Wahoos, while Nick Buss drilled an RBI double in the bottom portion of the inning to account for the Lookouts’ run.
Pensacola erupted for five runs in the fifth off of Lookouts starting pitcher Matt Magill (5-4). Ryan LaMarre led off the inning with a walk and was followed by singles from Brodie Greene, Josh Fellhauer, and David Vidal. With one run already produced and the bases loaded, Yordanys Perez slugged a double to right field to clear the bases. Perez, however, was tagged out trying to advance to third on the play. Mills atoned for Perez’s gaffe by following with a solo shot to give the Blue Wahoos a 6-4 lead.
Curtis Partch pitched the final two frames of the game for Pensacola, shutting out the Lookouts and picking up his third save of the season in the process.
Kyle Lotzkar (4-2) picked up the win for the Blue Wahoos, going five innings and yielding four runs on five hits and four walks, while striking out seven.
The Chattanooga Lookouts and Pensacola Blue Wahoos will continue their five-game series at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for this game or any other Lookouts home game can be purchased at the Lookouts Box Office at AT&T Field, online at www.lookouts.com, or by calling (423) 267-4849.