Chattanooga has not found the home field to be to their advantage as they dropped their 12th game in a row Friday night.in front of a crowd of 3,244 , The loss was a whopping 15-3 defeat to the Jacksonville Shrimp, 15-3, who have now pounded Chattanooga for 23 runs in the first two games of their series.
Celebrating their second Hispanic Heritage Day of the season, the Montañas arms were shredded by the Jumbo Shrimp's powerful offense.
Jacksonville scored a season-high 15 runs on a season-high 19 hits, and the 12-run winning margin was the largest of the season for the Jumbo Shrimp.
All but one position player in Jacksonville's batting order collected a base hit, with six players recording multi-hit games.
Cincinnati's top pitching prospect RHP Tony Santillan was hit with his seventh loss on the year upon his return from the injured list. Santillan tossed five innings, allowing three runs on three hits, along with striking out four.
Chattanooga trailed 3-0, when the Lookouts found some life in the bottom of the fifth inning,.The rally began on a pair of hits. Catcher Tyler Stephenson singled, yet ended up at third base on an error by right fielder Anfernee Seymour scoring Stuart Fairchild from first. Second baseman Calten Daal slapped a single to right scoring Stephenson as the Montañas trailed the Jumbo Shrimp by a run, 3-2.
But it was the sixth inning that really sunk the Montañas as they allowed an eight run inning.
The Montañas made a pitching change to right-hander Wyatt Strahan to begin the top of the sixth. The Jumbo Shrimp greeted him with six consecutive hits and three runs scoring before he would leave the game, and later the three runners he stranded on base all scored.
Jacksonville scored eight runs on nine hits in the top of the sixth inning to grow the lead to 11-2.
Chattanooga got a run back in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI ground out by Stuart Fairchild to cut the lead to 11-3.
Jacksonville responded with another run in the top of the seventh to make it 12-3.
The Jumbo Shrimp's final run came in the top of the eighth, with Seymour driving in his third run of the night on an infield RBI single to push the score to 13-3.
Manager Pat Kelly used infielder Bryant Flete to pitch the ninth inning. He gave up the two-run home run to Stone Garrett to put Jacksonville's lead at 15-3, which would be the final.
Jacksonville right-handed relief pitcher Chad Smith worked the final two innings in scoreless fashion to preserve the win.
Lookouts game "highlights" (from redsminorleagues.com)
- Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-4.
- Mitch Nay went 2-3 with a walk, double, and a run scored.
- Ibandel Isabel went 1-4.
- Stuart Fairchild went 1-4 with an RBI with a run scored.
- Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored.
- Calten Daal went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Brantley Bell went 1-1 with a double as a pinch hitter.
- Tony Santillan allowed 3 runs in 5.0 innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts on the mound.
The Lookouts are back at the diamond Saturday evening looking end this miserable losing streak as RHP Ryan Lillie (1-2, 7.41 ERA) gets the ball vs. RHP Edward Cabrera (2-0, 2.00 ERA) with the first pitch at 7:15 PM.