The Birmingham Barons (19-28) tallied a season-high 11 runs and 16 hits in their 11-7 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts (24-22) on Friday night at AT&T Field. The Barons win snapped the Lookouts three-game win streak.
Chattanooga collected 10 hits and seven runs in a losing effort. The team was 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
Eight different players in the Barons lineup recorded at least one hit, while eight players also recorded at least one run.
The win was the first in Chattanooga for manager Omar Vizquel, former Major League star. Former Atlanta Braves' player, Wes Helms, serves as Birmingham's bench coach.
Birmingham jumped all over Lookouts' right-hander Jordan Johnson (L, 0-6). A two-RBI single from Blake Rutherford put the Barons ahead in the opening frame and Ti'Quan Forbes followed with a run-scoring base hit of his own.
Forbes later cleared the bases with a three-RBI double to extend the Barons' lead to 8-2 as part of a five-run fifth inning.
Although they were down by as many as nine runs, Chattanooga would chip away as they cut the lead to four.
The offensive output proved plenty for Barons starter Kyle Kubat (W, 3-1). The southpaw allowed just one earned run in 5.1 innings of work and struck out three.
Five Baron players added multi-hit performances to back Kubat's outing, including Roman, Forbes, Rutherford, Luis Basabe and Luis Robert.
In the loss first baseman Ibandel Isabel slugged a two-run home run - his fourth consecutive game with a homer. Isabel now leads the Southern League in home runs with 12 and RBIs with 33.
Lookouts game highlights (from redsminorleagues.com)
Jose Siri went 1-4 with a walk and a double.
Taylor Trammell went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs scored.
Ibandel Isabel went 1-4 with a walk, 2 runs scored, and a 2-run homer (12).
Tyler Stephenson went 3-5 with a double and 2 runs scored.
Gavin LaValley went 1-4 with a double, run scored, and he had an RBI.
Calten Daal went 2-4 with an RBI.
Ty Boyles threw 1.1 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts.
Jesse Stallings threw a shutout inning of work.
The Lookouts will attempt to start another win streak in their the fourth game of the series Saturday night at AT&T Field. Game time is at 7:15 p.m. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.