Castro Pitches Barons Past Lookouts 2-1May 28, 2012 - Southern League (SL) Birmingham Barons
The Barons took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Seth Loman RBI groundout scoring Tyler Saladino. Saladino led off the inning with a walk and preceded to steal second and third base before scoring. The walk was his league leading 40th of the season while the two steals gave him a league-high 20.
The Lookouts would tie the game at 1-1 in the fourth as Blake Smith stole third and scored on a missed catch error by third baseman Corey Smith.
The game remained knotted until the seventh inning when walks to Erik Morrison and Jared Mitchell set the stage for Corey Smith who earned redemption for his earlier error with a two-out single to left, scoring Morrison and giving the Barons a 2-1 lead.
Barons' starter Simon Castro (4-2, 3.74) came through with one of his best starts of the season, allowing a run on five hits over 8.0 innings while striking out five. Brandon Kloess tossed a scoreless ninth for his first save of the season.
Jared Mitchell reached base in all four of his plate appearances without swinging the bat, drawing four walks on the night. Over his past two games, Mitchell has reached base nine-straight times via three hits and five walks and over his last three games he has been walked eight times.
With the win, the Baron improve to 24-27 while Chattanooga falls to 25-26. The Barons will look make it two in a row over the Lookouts tomorrow night as Cameron Bayne (4-3, 4.80) takes the hill against Matt Magill (4-2, 3.19). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM CDT.
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