by Mike Potter
The Carolina Mudcats dropped back below .500 in the second half and made the road crowd happy, losing their July 4 game with the Chattanooga Lookouts 8-4.
Carlos Mendez went 4-for-4 including a double for the Mudcats.
Mario Alvarez (5-3) gave up all the Mudcats’ runs and was the winning pitcher, while Jon Huber collected his eighth save.
Scott Carroll (1-4) took the loss.
Mudcats at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m.
Tom Cochran (L, 5-3, 2.32) vs. Tim Sexton (R, 3-7, 3.68)