Chattanooga Lookouts Fall To Huntsville Stars Sunday, 3-1

Sunday, April 26, 2009
Chris Cody, 25-year lefthander from Brewster, NY, held the Lookouts to just two hits and a run over six innings.
Chris Cody, 25-year lefthander from Brewster, NY, held the Lookouts to just two hits and a run over six innings.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

It was professional baseball in downtown Chattanooga on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately the home team's troubles continued, as the visiting Huntsville Stars used a three-run sixth inning and solid pitching to propel themselves to a 3-1 win over Chattanooga at AT&T Field.

Former Major League hurler Tim Corcoran (0-1), who began the season on the disabled list, pitched well for the Lookouts until he ran into trouble in the sixth. He went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, walking 5 and fanning 3.

Lefty Chris Cody (2-0) hit and pitched with success. Cody gave up a run in 6.0 innings, an earned run, zero walks and 5 strikeouts.

It is said that pitchers can't hit but
Huntsville struck first in the third frame. With one out, Cody ripped a triple to deep center and accounted for the first run of the game on a subsequent Adam Stern single.

Chattanooga evened-up the score in the bottom of the fourth. Justin Sellers led off by reaching first on a hit by pitch. Andrew Lambo followed with a double to left, advancing Sellers to third. After a Jamie Hoffman pop


out to first, Josh Bell grounded out to the shortstop, allowing Sellers to score on the play.

The Stars reclaimed the lead in the sixth as Corcoran appeared to be tiring. With two outs, a seemingly innocuous walk was issued to Drew T. Anderson. Vinny Rottino followed with a single to advance Anderson to third. After John Raburn walked, Chuck Caufield hit a two-run single to right.

That was the end of the day for Corcoran as Lookouts reliever Matt Sartor came in. The big righty prevented more damage by retiring Cody, who lined out to center.

Both teams would fail to score for the remainder of the contest.

Derrick Ellison pitched the final three frames for the Stars to record his first save of the season.

Huntsville (10-7) leads the North Division of the Southern League while Chattanooga (3-14) finds itself in the cellar.

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Chattanooga continues their five-game homestand against the Huntsville Stars with game three at 7:15 p.m., tomorrow.

Tickets for this game or any other Lookouts home game can be purchased at the Lookouts Box Office at AT&T Field, online at www.lookouts.com, or by calling (423) 267-4849.

Andrew Lambo doubled in the game -- his sixth of the year.
Andrew Lambo doubled in the game -- his sixth of the year.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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