Lookouts Fall To Mississippi, 6-1

Friday, June 6, 2014
PEARL, MS --  Kyle Kubitza blasted a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth to lead the Mississippi Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts Thursday evening at Trustmark Park. Chasing Mobile in the South Division race with nine games to play, the M-Braves gained a half game with the BayBears and Stars rainout in Huntsville. The Lookouts continue to be mired in last place of the SL North Division.

The M-Braves scored six runs on nine hits while Chattanooga (24-37) plated one run on nine hits. Kubitza and Gustavo Nunez each had two hits.

Jason Hursh (5-4) tossed seven innings, limiting the Lookouts to just one earned run on six hits and a walk. He struck out one batter and notched the victory.
 
The M-Braves took a 1-0 lead in the third. Hursh and Mycal Jones reached on back-to-back singles to start the inning. Nunez drew a walk to load the bases with no out before Cedric Hunter grounded into a double play, allowing Hursh to score the game's first run.

Chattanooga responded in the fourth to tie the game at 1-1. Ryan Adams doubled and O'Koyea Dickson singled to put runners at the corners. Daniel Mayora then grounded into a double play to plate Adams.

Nunez led off the bottom of the fifth with a single to center. He stole second and Hunter walked. Seth Loman then delivered a RBI-single to right field, putting the M-Braves out front 2-1. Elmer Reyes walked to set up Kubitza who launched a grand slam to extend the M-Braves lead to 6-1. It was the 15th grand slam in M-Braves history.

Nick Struck (1-4) gave up six earned runs on eight hits, a homer and five walks. He recorded two strikeouts and took the loss.

In game two of this five-game series, M-Braves right-hander Ryan Weber (1-1, 4.58) counters Lookouts righty Tyson Brummett (4-5, 2.38). First pitch is slated for 8:00 PM.

The game can be heard over 105.1 FM with Larry Ward calling the play-by-play action.

                  
Chattanooga Lookouts (24-37):       1 R       9 H    0 E
Mississippi Braves (35-25):              6 R       9 H    1 E

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