The Lookouts dropped Game One of their five-game series with Montgomery falling to the Biscuits Sunday, 4-1. The game was witnessed by 2,757 fans who enjoyed a sun-drenched game early and a cloudy day toward the end of the game with rain clouds to the north.
Entering Sunday's contest, both teams boasted a 13-17 record but that changed with the Lookouts' loss. Chattanooga entered in a tie with the Tennessee Smokies for last place in the North division of the Southern League.
Montgomery scored first in the top of the third with two runs. Hak-Ju Lee led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a Tyler Bortnick sacrifice fly. Kyeong Kang followed with a hit by pitch to put runners on the corners. A costly throwing error by Lookouts starting pitcher Matt Magill (2-2) to first allowed Lee to score and put runners on second and third. Michael Sheridan hit a sacrifice fly to center to bring home Kang to put the score at 2-0.
Chattanooga was limited to four hits and committed three errors while Montgomery banged out seven hits, including a ninth inning solo home run by Kang (his eighth) off Lookouts' closer Shawn Tolleson
Catcher Griff Erickson, who went 1-for-2, drove in the only run for the Lookouts.
Adam Liberatore shut the door on the Lookouts in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win, notching his third save of the season in the process.
Chris Withrow (0-1) starts for the Lookouts Monday against Biscuits' RHP Jake Thompson (0-2).
RHP Matt Buschmann (1-1) was the winning pitcher.
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