After blowing a big lead and losing to Tennessee Sunday, the Chattanooga Lookouts got back on track with a 6-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies before a crowd of 4,450.
Starting pitcher Omar Bencomo struck out a season high six batters and improved to 3-0. The right handed hurler has allowed two or fewer runs in all four of his starts this season.
Ryan Eades threw the next two innings. He gave up two hits and walked one but gave up no runs. He struck out one. Williams Ramirez walked one and struck out one in his inning.
Outfielder Edgar Corcino ignited the Lookouts offense in the second with his third homer of the year to give the Lookouts an early lead, 1-0
In the second inning Smokies Trey Martin crushed a two-run homer to seize the lead, 2-1.
In the bottom of the inning LaMonte Wade smacked a homer with Brian Navaretto on base to five the Looks the lead, 3-2 .
Chattanooga would not relinquish the lead as they added two runs in the seventh on a Brent Rooker RBI double and one run more in the eighth. The Lookouts have now scored six runs in six of their last eight games. The team also set a season high with three stolen bases.
If the reason for Wade to start back in Chattanooga in 2018 was with the idea of letting him work to develop his power, it’s worked. On this night, Wade went 2-for-3 with a walk and his fifth home run of the year. Corcino went 2-for-4 with his third home run and two RBI. Brent Rooker had the other two RBI on his seventh double. Nick Gordon was 2-for-4 with his fifth stolen base. He’s hitting .350.
Tuesday, the Lookouts set out to win their fifth series of the season. RHP Randy LeBlanc takes the mound against RHP Oscar De La Cruz at 7:15 p.m.