Pensacola Wahoos Win Come-Behind Series Finale Wednesday, 7-6, Over Chattanooga Lookouts

Chattanooga Travels To Biloxi To Open Series With The Shuckers

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Gavin LaValley led the Lookouts offensively going 3-for-4 at the plate.
Gavin LaValley led the Lookouts offensively going 3-for-4 at the plate.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos (26-14) came back from three down and took the series from the Lookouts (21-17) three games to two, winning the final game, 7-6. The Lookouts out-hit the Wahoos 12 to 11 but left 10 men on base.

RHP Tony Santillan (0-2) went six innings, giving up eight hits, allowing five earned runs, walking one, while striking out six. He saw his ERA drop to 3.95. 

Reliever Ty Boyles did not fare well.

He went one inning, giving up three hits and two earned runs.

In capturing the series over Chattanooga, 3-games to-2, Pensacola has an unbeaten streak of winning eight consecutive series and now ;lead the Southern League's South Division by 6 1/2 games.

The Lookouts, who recently were only 1 1/2 games behind in the SL North Division have fallen to third place, four games behind the Montgomery Biscuits

First baseman Mitch Nay got the Lookouts on the board early with his third homerun of the year, as he fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, collecting a season-high four RBI on the day.

In the fourth Chattanooga was stung with a 5-run inning and the Blue Wahoos never looked back.

Lookouts' right-hander Alex Powers came out of the pen and kept the home team within reach by striking out five of the six batters he faced over two innings.

Third baseman Gavin LaValley, went 3 -for-4 with two doubles as the Lookouts rallied late in the 8th inning, eventually falling one run shy of Pensacola to end the homestand.

In the ninth inning, Sam Clay earned his third save by retiring the first two hitters, T.J. Friedl and Jose Siri, then giving up a single before getting Brantley Bell to ground out and end the game.

The Lookouts finished 7-3 between the two series, as they now hit the road for five straight against the Biloxi Shuckers.  

Lookouts game highlights (from redsminorleagues.com)

  • Taylor Trammell went 2-5 with a run scored.
  • Gavin LaValley went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.
  • Mitch Nay went 3-3 with a double, home run (3) and 4 RBI.
  • Chris Okey went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • Alberti Chavez went 1-3.
  • Tony Santillan allowed 5 earned in 6.0 innings with a walk and 6 strikeouts.
  • Alex Powers threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
  • Box

    Southpaw Scott Moss (2-1, 3.55) takes the ball for Chattanooga against Biloxi righty Alec Bettinger (0-3, 6.75). First pitch set for 7:35 PM from MGM Park, as it can be found on 98.1 the Lake or be seen on MILB.TV.

    First baseman Mitch Nay hit a two-run homer (his third), in the bottom of the second inning.
    First baseman Mitch Nay hit a two-run homer (his third), in the bottom of the second inning.
    - photo by Tim Evearitt

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