The Chattanooga Lookouts only mustered five hits on two runs in the team's 5-2 loss against the Biloxi Shuckers in front a crowd of 5,723 fans on Super Hero Night at AT&T Field.
The Lookouts have begun the second-half season with a 1-2 record.
Chattanooga got a quality start from right-hander Sean Poppen. He was charged with three unearned runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out five without issuing a walk.
Ryne Harper came on and gave up two runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck two out. Paco Rodriguez struck out one in a perfect inning.
Chattanooga jumped out to a one run lead in the second inning. Andy Wilkins began the inning with a double and scored on a sacrfice fly by Mitchell Kranson. Staked to a one run lead, starting pitcher Poppen shut down the Shuckers for six innings before allowing three unearned runs in the seventh.
Biloxi's three runs in the seventh would be the only runs they would need. They tacked on two more in the eighth to increase their lead to four.
Brent Rooker unloaded a homer in the bottom of the ninth, but the offense did not plate any more runs.
Chattanooga could plate only a single run with seven runners in scoring position and left five men on base in the game
Andy WIlkins led the offense. He was 2-for-4 with his second and third doubles. Rooker knocked his 11th home run of the season.
Sunday, the Lookouts and the Shuckers return at 2:15 p.m. for game four of the series. Gates for Autograph Sunday open at 1:00 p.m.