First baseman O’Koyea Dickson smacked a walk-off single to give the Chattanooga Lookouts a 4-3 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at AT&T Field Wednesday night. The win gives the Lookouts a record of 4-3 for the first half which is the first time this season the team has been above .500.
Down one run heading into the ninth inning, the Lookouts’ (30-47) rally began when Blue Wahoos’ (2-5, 33-44) pitcher Elvin Ramirez walked outfielder Casio Grider. The next batter, Darnell Sweeney, laced a single to right field to move Grider to third base. Sweeney finished the night with two hits to give him a Southern League leading 90 hits and a batting average of .319.
With two runners on and no outs, catcher Alberto Rosario pinch-hit for pitcher Robert Carson and crached an RBI single to knot the game at 2-2 while sending Sweeney to second. After a Daniel Mayora fly ball moved Sweeney to third, Dickson came to the plate and drove home the winning run.
The Lookouts found themselves in need of a walk-off victory when Juan Duran broke a two-run tie in the eighth inning with a solo home run. The Lookouts’ two runs came earlier in the game on a Mayora RBI single in the first and a Brian Cavazos-Galvez single in the fourth.
Starting pitcher Matt Shelton kept Chattanooga in the game allowing two earned runs in 5.1 innings. Shelton’s outing was his longest of the year. He now has an ERA of 3.62 in 16 games in five starts.
The Lookouts look to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games when lefty Chris Reed (4-5, 3.00) takes the mound today against fellow All-Star Michael Lorenzen (4-4, 2.61). First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.
Looks Lines: Scott Schebler hit his league leading eighth triple of the year … Reliever Robert Carson captured the win in relief, marking his first win in a Lookouts uniform.