by Mike Potter
The Carolina Mudcats made a late run at the Chattanooga Lookouts, but couldn’t quite climb out of the hole.
Corey Smith had three hits with a double and an RBI while Mike Rivera added three hits including a double for the Lookouts, who won for the first time in three tries in the current five-game series.
Denis Phipps homered for the Mudcats, while Chris Denove added two hits including a double.
Alberto Bastardo (4-3) was the winning pitcher, with Jon Huber collecting his first save. Scott Carroll (0-1) took the loss.
Mudcats at Chattanooga, 2:15 p.m.
Tom Cochran (L, 2-1, 3.08) vs. Chris Withrow (R, 1-2, 6.38)