MOBILE, Alabama - Mobile's 8-1 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts at Hank Aaron Stadium was the BayBears' eighth win in a row. The longest winning streak in team history lasted nine games in 2009.
The BayBears (27-16) scored their eight runs on four hits. The Lookouts (16-27) had six hits. All four of Mobile's hits went for extra bases, with three of them coming in the BayBears' five-run second inning.
Chattanooga's pitchers walked nine BayBears, and Jake Lamb and Dustin Martin were on with the first of those free passes in the second when Raywilly Gomez hammered a double over the head of center fielder Noel Cuevas to plate the game's first two runs.
Mike Freeman followed by belting the ball over the clubhouse behind the right-field fence for another two runs. After Chattanooga starter Andres Santiago (0-3) retired Mobile pitcher Andrew Chafin, Sean Jamieson sent the kids scurrying on BayBear Mountain by homering over the left-field fence.
Mobile's David Peralta led off the bottom of the third with a triple off the left-center fence and scored when Dustin Martin beat out a potential double-play ball at first.
Chafin (4-1) gave up a home run to the Lookouts' second batter, Erisbel Arruebarrena, and Daniel Mayora followed with a double. But Chafin gave up only three more hits as he pitched seven innings. Of his final 20 outs, Chafin got seven on strikeouts and four on foul popups.
Mobile relievers Willy Paredes and Seth Simmons pitched a scoreless inning apiece to finish the game.
Mobile's final two runs came without a hit. In the fourth, Freeman was hit by a pitch, stole second, was bunted to third and scored on Gerson Montilla's flyout. In the fifth, Chattanooga reliever Craig Stem walked the bases loaded before being lifted, and Jon Griffin scored on Gomez's groundout.
Mobile's winning streak was preceded by a five-game losing streak.
The BayBears go for a sweep of the five-game series at 12:35 a.m. Monday.
--- Source: Al.com