M-Braves fall again to Lookouts

Published 12:30 am Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Mississippi Braves’ pitching staff got back on track Friday night. The team, as a whole, did not.

Chattanooga scored three runs in the top of the first inning and made it stick, beating the M-Braves 3-2.

It was the Braves’ 10th consecutive loss at Trustmark Park — the longest in team history — and fifth straight loss overall. The M-Braves did, however, snap a four-game streak in which they gave up at least seven runs.

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Brad Coon had an RBI double and scored a run in the first inning for Chattanooga, and Corey Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored.

Randall Delgado (4-4) pitched well for the M-Braves, but took the loss. After the first inning, he only allowed three more hits and left following the seventh.

The M-Braves scored their only runs in the seventh inning, and all with two outs. Ernesto Mejia’s base hit started a string of four consecutive hits that included RBI singles by Jordan Kreke and Marcus Lemon.

The tying run was left in scoring position, however, and the M-Braves only had one baserunner in the last two innings. Willie Cabrera singled with one out in the eighth and was erased by an inning-ending double play.