Four Homers Key To Lookouts 8-3 Win Over Biscuits Thursday

Chattanooga Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Chattanooga Lookouts came out swinging Thursday night, and for one night at least, AT&T Field was a home run haven. Bashing Montgomery pitchers for four home runs -- two by a revitalized Joc Pederson -- the Lookouts scored five runs in the first innning and never looked back in dropping an 8-3 verdict on the Biscuits.

Pederson, who led the Southern League in hitting in early June but was at .299 coming in, got the Lookouts going in the first inning with his 12th homer of the year -- a two-run rocket to center with Rafael Ynoa on board. Pederson's big night lifted his season mark back to .302.

Before Biscuits starter Victor Mateo (2-8) could find refuge in his dugout, the Lookouts added three more runs on a three-run blast from Angelo Songo, his second as a Lookouts.

Lookouts starter Duke von Schamann was able to shake off a leadoff homer by Kevin Kiermaier in the first and work five solid innings to earn his first Chattanooga win in 2013.

Montgomery would add solo runs in the second and fifth innings, but the Lookouts had another big inning up their sleeve.

In the seventh, Pederson greeted reliever Austin Hubbard with his second homer of the night - 13th of the season. Then with one out, J.T. Wise followed a Brian Cavazos-Galvez single with his fourth homer of the year to open up the final margin, 8-3.

Pederson went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI; Cavazos-Galvez was 2-for-4; Wise went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI; Songco was 1-for-4 with 3 RBI. The Lookouts stranded five runner.

There was no save awarded in the game, but Chattanooga relievers followed von Schamann with four shutout innings, and the four combined pitchers struck out 10 and walked no one.

Box Score

The final game of the series and the homestand is Friday night at 7:15. A fireworks show follows the game.

After Miguel Rojas applied the tag to a sliding Kevin Kiermaier, he was called out at second on an attempted steal.
After Miguel Rojas applied the tag to a sliding Kevin Kiermaier, he was called out at second on an attempted steal.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

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