The Chattanooga Lookouts ended their homestand Thursday night with an 11-1 trouncing of the Montgomery Biscuits with 2,284 fans in attendance. Montgomery captured the series 3-2.
The Lookouts finally decided that turn-about-is-fair-play. After being shutout Wednesday, 9-0, Chattanooga put on their hitting shoes and after six innings held an 11-0 lead over the Biscuits.
Despite the avalanche of hitting, the story of the night was right-hander Ethan Martin who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Kyeong Kang broke up the no-hitter with a one-out double to left center. Martin’s shutout ended when Omar Luna dropped a bloop single as Montgomery scored their first run of the game.
Chattanooga scored their first run of the game in the first frame. Travis Denker hit a one-out single and quickly made his way home on a subsequent J.T. Wise double.
The Lookouts had a big fourth inning with four runs. Wise began the rally with a single and scampered to third on a Kyle Russell double. Blake Smith then walked to load the bases. Luis Nunez produced the first run of the inning by hitting a sacrifice fly. Matt Wallach then walked to, once again, load the bases. Rafael Ynoa then drew a walk to plate Russell. Nick Buss provided the big hit of the inning by plating two on a double.
The runs kept coming in the fifth inning, as the Lookouts plated an additional four runs. Luis Nunez highlighted the big rally with a two-run homer.
Pedro Baez hit a two-RBI double in the sixth to extend the Lookouts’ lead to 11-0.
Martin (4-0) went seven innings, two hits, walked two and struck out seven hitters. His ERA dropped to 2.81. Geison Aguasviva and Luis Vasquez pitched the final two frames to preserve the 11-1 victory and the two-hitter. After the game, the Toccoa, Ga. native could be seen signing autographs.
Denker went 2-4, Wise and Russell were 3-5, Baez went 2-3, and Nunez was 1-3.
Inning by inning Recap of the game.
The Lookouts move on to Mobile where they will face the Mobile BayBears in another five-game series. Chattanooga returns home June 17th.
Luis Nunez hit a monstrous two-run home run for Chattanooga.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt