by Mike Potter
Corey Smith led off the 12th inning with a single and later scored on a throwing error, giving the Chattanooga Lookouts a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Mudcats on Tuesday night.
The Mudcats lost despite a quality start from Tom Cochran, who gave up a run on six hits in seven innings with four strikeouts and no walks.
Cole St. Clair (1-1) was the winning pitcher, while Jeremy Horst (1-2) took the loss.
Elian Herrera’s RBI triple was Chattanooga’s biggest hit.
Denis Phipps led the Mudcats with a pair of hits and an RBI.
The Mudcats will return home Thursday night against the Huntsville Stars.
Mudcats vs. Chattanooga, 11:15 a.m.
Matt Fairel (L, 0-2, 9.00) vs. Alberto Bastardo (L, 5-3, 4.85)