Chattanooga Lookouts Overcome Three Miscues To Beat Mississippi Tuesday, 7-5

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - by Tim Evearitt
Lead-off man Adam Rosales had two homers in the game.

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Lead-off man Adam Rosales had two homers in the game. Click to enlarge photo.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Chattanooga Lookouts made it two straight over Mississippi Tuesday night beating the Braves, 7-5, before a crowd of 3,112.

The Lookouts bats were alive for the second straight game (27 hits in two day) but three errors almost cost them the game.

The Lookouts remain second in the Southern League North Division, three-games behind Huntsville.

Starting pitcher Carlos Fisher (4-5) went five innings giving up one earned run on six hits; he walked two and struck out three.

Reliever Ramon Ramirez gave up two runs over two innings. Brock Till pitched a scoreless inning and Carlos Guevara gave up an unearned run in the ninth.

Losing pitcher James Parr (3-3) threw five innings giving up six runs on seven hits; he walked none but struck out four.

Chattanooga pounded out 11 hits in the game but committed three errors. Mississippi had 12 hits with no errors. The Lookouts stranded five men and the Braves left 10 men on base.

Adam Rosales had two home runs and was 2-4; Caonabo Cosme had a hot bat going 4-4, with two doubles and three RBI; Luis Bolivar was 2-4 with an RBI; Craig Tatum went 1-3, with an RBI.

J.C. Holt sparked the Braves going 3-4 with two RBI; Mark Jurich and Diory Hernandez were 2-5 each.

The Lookouts got out of a first inning jam without a run scoring. The Braves had runners at the corners and nobody out when Carl Loadenthal was caught attempting to steal second. Matt Young then grounded to short and J.C. Holt raced home from third. He was caught in a rundown and tagged out by Enrique Cruz for the second out. Mark Jurich flied out to right to end the inning.

Chattanooga took the lead, 2-0, in the second inning Cruz doubled and scored on Bolivar’s base hit to right. A ground out moved Cruz into scoring position at second. He scored on Caonabo Cosme’s double.

Mississippi tied the game, 2-2, in the top of the fourth but the Lookouts regained the lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the inning. After Cruz fanned leading off, Bolivar doubled and scored on Tatum’s double. The next hitter, Cosme, hit a two-run homer. Lookouts 5 Braves 2

Rosales hit a solo home run in the fifth. Lookouts 6 Braves 2

The Braves cut the lead to two with two runs in the top of the sixth. Mike Rozema and Josh Burrus crossed the plate on double. Lookouts 6 Braves 4

Chattanooga picked up an insurance run in the seventh on Rosales second home run of the game (another solo shot).

Thanks to an error in the ninth, the Braves had runners on the corners and the tying run at bat against Carlos Guevara. Mark Jurich singled to left making it, 7-5. Clint Sammons lined out to left to end the game. Guevara collected his 13th save.

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The teams meet at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday for game three of the series. Atlanta's No. 3 prospect, Matt Harrison, will be on the mound for Mississippi. The tall left will face right hander Sam Le Cure.

J.C. Holt is tagged out in by Enrique Cruz in a first-inning rundown.

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J.C. Holt is tagged out in by Enrique Cruz in a first-inning rundown. Click to enlarge photo.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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