KODAK — The Tennessee Smokies’ slump continued over the weekend and last week as they went 2-4 versus the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Since Tennessee had a COVID-19 pause in their season about two weeks ago, the team is now 3-6 since then.
Finding offense was a problem most of the week for the Smokies as they scored one run or less in four of their six games, and they were shut out twice including a 6-0 loss on Sunday.
The lone bright spot offensively came last Wednesday in a 12-9 win where third baseman Christopher Morel walked off in the 10th inning with a three run homer.
Tennessee trailed 9-6 going into the ninth, but outfielders Brennen Davis and Bradlee Beesley jacked homers to tie the game at nine.
Center fielder Nelson Velazquez recorded five RBIs on two hits in the win.
The other win in the series for Tennessee came on Saturday in a 4-2 victory.
The Smokies currently sit at 45-60 overall which is second to last in the Double A South.
They go to last place Biloxi (42-68) this week for their final six game series of the 2021 season.
In the playoff mix in Double A South, the first place Mississippi Braves (65-42) have clinched a spot with the other spot up for grabs.
The Double A South — South Division leading Birmingham Barons (62-52) are in the driver’s seat to earn that berth after a six game sweep of the Rocket City Trash Pandas last week.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos (56-53), Montgomery Biscuits (58-55) and Chattanooga Lookouts (56-52) are all technically still alive with six games left, but the last playoff spot is the Barons to lose.
Birmingham goes to Montgomery, Mississippi travels to Chattanooga and Pensacola is at Rocket City in the final week of the regular season which started on Tuesday night.