Lookouts Best Chattanooga State, 1-0

Chattanooga Wins Seventh Straight Exhibition Contest

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - by Dennis Norwood

For the seventh straight year the Chattanooga Lookouts squared off with local junior college powerhouse Chattanooga State in a season opener exhibition contest and fo the seventh straight year walked away with a victory.  This year the score was an all too close 1-0.  Last year the Looks won the game 4-2.

Chattanooga scored the game's only run in the third inning.

Local high school ace Alex Ridge (5-2) (Ridgeland High School), now a freshman hurler for the Tigers got the starting nod, while RHP Matt Magill (Rancho Cucamonga, 11-5) was the Chattanooga starter.

Red Patterson got the win, while Chatt State's Carson Bryant took the loss. Each team was limited to just three hits.

Prior to the game Lookouts manager Carlos Subero said, "Last year they (Chattanooga State) gave us a very good game.  We need to get out in front of them early and stay there."

Chattanooga took the lead and the game in the third inning as leftfielder Nick Buss led-off with a bunt single and moved to second on Zach Lance's throwing error from third. He then stole third off pitcher Bryant and scored on Jake Lemmerman's sac fly to right.

The Tigers blew a chance to draw first blood in the top of the second when DH Brady Reed drew a lead-off walk and moved to second on catcher Matt Sorrow's single up the middle.  A Lance sacrifice moved both runners ahead to second and third, before a Daniel Tucker strikeout and Reed was picked off by Lookout catcher J. T. Wise.

The Tiger's Sorrow was the only two-hit batter of the night.

Chatt State    000 000 0    0 3 1                                                                                                          Chattanooga 001 000 x    1 3 0

Lookouts Field Notes:

  • 16 players have previously worn a Lookouts uniform.
  • 10 players enter the season at least 25-years-old. Last year's team had 15.
  • OF Anthony Jackson (6/17/84) is the elder Lookout at 27-years-old, while Javier Solano (3/31/90) is the youngest at 22.

Today in baseball history: 1987 - The Cubs trade veteran Dennis Eckersley and minor leaguer Dan Rohn to the A's for three minor leaguers.

(Staff writer Dennis Norwood may be contacted at dennis.norwood@att.net)


D-II Prep Tennis: Baylor Stops McCallie, 6-1

Defending D-II AA state champion Baylor defeated host McCallie, 6-1, Tuesday to win the D-II Middle/Est Region. The victorious Red Raiders won the doubles point (2-1) and then claimed five of six singles, including three, 3-setters for the title. “We have had some injuries this season, but we have worked on our conditioning and it showed today in the long 3-set matches,” ... (click for more)

Smokies Shutout Lookouts Twice In Tuesday's Double-Header, 2-0, & 1-0

Fans who enjoy tight games with excellent pitching were treated to two seven inning games of just that. Fans who like to see lots of hits, home runs, and many runs scored were disappointed Tuesday at AT&T Field. The Tennessee Smokies took both games of the twin bill winning 2-0 and 1-0. Game One: Andrew Ely hit a two-run single in the seventh inning, leading the Tennessee ... (click for more)

City Vows Lincoln Park To Be Preserved Despite Major Road, Sewer Projects

City officials vowed on Tuesday that Lincoln Park will be preserved despite a major road extension and sewer relocation planned nearby. Maura Sullivan, the city's chief operating officer, said the Trust for Public Land will hold public meetings geared around ideas for refurbishing the African-American park that once featured ball fields, a swimming pool and other attractions. ... (click for more)

Teen Shot At Brainerd Tunnel; Gunshot Came From Passing Vehicle

A teen was shot in the Brainerd Tunnel on Tuesday afternoon. He was identified as Adrian Williams, 19.   Chattanooga Police responded at 3:16 p.m. to a shots fired call at the 2600 block of Bailey Avenue (the tunnel).   At the same time officers were arriving on the scene, the victim walked into a local hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot ... (click for more)

Don't Clog Up The Last Remaining Semi-Unobstructed Route Into Town From North Of The River

The proposal to turn Hixson Pike in Riverview into a more pedestrian friendly street is more than absurd.   Let's be honest. This is the last semi-unobstructed route into town from north of the river, due to I-27 construction and the bike lane/parking lot that is North Market Street.  So, now the businesses in Riverview would like parking on this main artery? ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A One-Sided Opportunity

State education commissioner Candace McQueen has apparently fallen and hit her head. She most certainly needs to be examined after she came to Chattanooga on Monday and told the Times-Free Press about an exciting “partnership.” Are you kidding me? Despite the newspaper’s editors actually touting the venture as “promising,” the lady is clearly dancing by herself. With her Achievement ... (click for more)