Lookouts Win on Walk-off Wild Pitch

Chattanooga ends its series against the Tennessee Smokies with a win after 11 innings of baseball.

The night started off hot for the Lookouts when Brian Cavazos-Galvez hit a homer over the left field wall with two men on base, giving Chattanooga a 3-1 lead in the first inning.

Galvez earned yet another RBI in the fifth inning when he batted in Joc Pederson who was waiting on third, giving Chattanooga a 4-1 lead against Tennessee.

"Early on I thought he (Galvez) put some quality at bats together," Manager Jody Reed said. "The homerun was a very disciplined at bat. He waited it out, got a ball up in the zone; a hanging slider and he banged it out. That's one of the things as a team we're really trying to focus on is our strike-zone discipline. Our early work and our BP's were trying to address it. Tonight it showed up, paid off a little bit and we can continue working on it."

The Lookouts held the lead until the Smokies gathered some momentum, putting up one run in the seventh and two in the eighth, tying the game.

As the game rolled on into extra innings and eventually into the eleventh inning the Lookouts crowded the bases with Pederson on first and Rafael Ynoa on second. The Smokies catcher made a throwing error when trying to catch Ynoa stealing third base and overthrew the third baseman giving Ynoa a chance to score and win the game for the Lookouts.

The Dodgers prospect, Yasiel Puig, sat out for the first five innings of the game, but joined the Lookouts in the sixth inning. Puig was sitting out for the game for his scheduled day off but was found needed to close up the game against the Smokies.

"It ended up being a game where I needed to get him in there," Reed said.

This win against the Smokies gave the Lookouts a 3-2 losing series against the Smokies. Chattanooga plays at home again Thursday when they take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at home.

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