Lookouts Attempt Late Comeback but Fall 7-6

The Chattanooga Lookouts (10-14) fell to the Mobile BayBears (14-10) for the third time this season despite a couple of good offensive innings from the Chattanooga lineup. The 7-6 loss handed starting pitcher Aaron Miller his second loss of the season while Mobile starter Chase Anderson claimed his first win of the 2012 campaign.

Mobile struck first in the first inning, scoring two runs off Miller via back-to-back triples, and didn't take its foot off the pedal. The BayBears scored a run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly, and they tacked on two more in the third inning on back-to-back doubles in the top half of the frame.

Despite the big hits given up by Miller, the Lookouts offense stormed back into the game late. Chattanooga plated a run in the third inning with Rafael Ynoa crossing the plate for the Looks' first run. Ynoa singled and was doubled in by J.T. Wise.

The Lookouts added two more to the board in the fourth inning courtesy of Jake Lemmerman. Blake Smith singled with one out and Lemmerman delivered with a double to score Smith. A pitch later Lemmerman stole third base, drawing a throw to third. The throw from catcher Ed Easley sailed over the head of third baseman Matt Davidson, allowing Lemmerman to easily collect another 60 feet.

Mobile answered with two runs in the sixth and the Lookouts drew within one run of the BayBears with a three-run eighth inning, but the Bears were able to outlast the Looks' for a second straight night at AT&T Field.

Miller finished the night with five and two-thirds innings pitched, allowing 10 hits and seven earned runs to score. The lefty did not walk anyone but managed just one strikeout on the night.

"Obviously it wasn't a good outing," pitching coach Chuck Crimm said. "He gave up some big hits early. He had a rough first inning with those two triples. He still has stuff he needs to work on."

Matt Magill (1-1, 5.68 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Lookouts Sunday. Magill was stellar in his last outing April 24 at Tennessee. The right-hander was able to bounce back from a short, three inning- eight run outing against Birmingham to pitch seven innings of one-run baseball against the Smokies. Magill gave up just four hits to the Smokies bats a week ago, allowing just three walks while striking out six Tennessee batters.

Lefthander Patrick Corbin (2-0, 1.67 ERA) is set to pitch the get-away game for the BayBears. The Arizona Diamondbacks' No. 8 prospect was lights-out in his last start April 24 against the Jacksonville Suns. The southpaw pitched seven innings against the Suns, yielding just three hits and two walks to the Jacksonville lineup.

After Sunday's game the Lookouts will pack up and travel to Huntsville for a five-game series with the Starts (13-11) before returning home May 6 to host one of the greatest named teams in Minor League Baseball, the Montgomery Biscuits (10-14).