Lookouts Comeback Falls Short as They Lose 9-6 to Barons
(lookouts.com) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Danny Mendick hit a two-run double in the third inning, and Keon Barnum homered and had two hits as the Birmingham Barons defeated the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-6 on Thursday.
The double by Mendick, part of a three-run inning, gave the Barons a 2-1 lead before Hunter Jones hit an RBI double later in the inning.
Trailing 7-2, the Lookouts cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Carlos Paulino hit an RBI single and then scored on a two-run triple by Nick Gordon.
The Barons later tacked on two runs in the seventh when Jones hit an RBI triple and then scored on a forceout to secure the victory.
Birmingham starter Jordan Guerrero (7-9) picked up the win despite allowing three runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings. Opposing starter Dereck Rodriguez (4-2) took the loss in the Southern League game after a rough outing in which he allowed seven runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Levi Michael homered and doubled, driving in two runs for the Lookouts.