by Mike Potter
Maybe just playing in a normal baseball game gave the Carolina Mudcats some inspiration.
One night after a 20-9 loss in a four-hour debacle, the visiting Mudcats got revenge with a 7-3 win over the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx.
Tom Cochran had a quality start to improve to 4-4 while Joseph Krebs picked up the save with three innings of scoreless one-hit relief.
Jason Bour (pictured) had three hits to lead the Mudcats, while Stephen Chapman had two hits and three RBI. Juan Francisco had two hits after collecting three in each of the previous four games.
The Mudcats are now eight games behind first-place Chattanooga in the Southern League's Northern Division race with 27 to play.
Game 4 of the five-game set is today at 3:05 p.m., with Camilo Vazquez (2-3, 5.90) taking on West Tenn's Steve Bray (4-6, 3.30).